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Dyche: Take Nothing For Granted

Clarets look to continue own impressive start and chase down fast-starting Foxes

18 October 2019

Sean Dyche admits it’s ‘so far, so good’ for his Clarets as they return to action with a trip to early eye-catchers Leicester City.

The Foxes are sitting in fourth place in the Premier League and are unbeaten at the King Power Stadium this season.

But Burnley are just two points behind Brendan Rodgers men with Dyche looking for his side to maintain their own impressive start after going unbeaten between the last two international breaks and signing off a fortnight ago with a clinical 1-0 win over Everton.

“On balance we are in a healthy position. We are in good shape,” said the Burnley boss, who has overseen just two defeats in the opening eight league games.

“The thing we’ve learned in this league is that every game is a weekly event in which you have to give everything.

“We have never taken anything for granted and we certainly don’t at this time. We’ve had at least a solid start and we want to build on that.

“It sounds easy doesn’t it, four unbeaten in the Premier League? It’s not easy.

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“We certainly respect that, but we know we’ve had to earn it and we’ll have to continue to do that.

“This season we are doing all of the things we do well, and we are doing it for longer periods of games. So far, it’s been a ‘so good’ story. But it is so far.

“Like all teams we are trying to maximise everything we do. We have been every season.

“We are always looking to adapt the group to the next challenge and beyond and it’s certainly another big challenge this weekend.”

Leicester’s only two defeats this season have come at Manchester United and at Liverpool – both by a single goal and both thanks to winners from the penalty spot.

They have lost only once at home since former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers took over at the end of February.

But Dyche – who was on the coaching staff at Watford when Rodgers launched his managerial career at Vicarage Road – is backing his players to repeat their good habits as they seek a first Premier League win at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

He added: “Leicester are another side who are talked about with the possibility of cracking the top six.

“They have shown good early signs so it’s definitely another tough game for us.

“But, of course, we’re not too worried about them. We’re going there to take on the game.

“We’ve done that well home and away this season with the right mentality and the right consistency of performance and we have to go and take that on again.

“And if we do that, we have every chance of getting something from the game.”

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