Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes they can recover from a minor blip to boost their survival hopes over the coming weeks. The Clarets made a terrible start to 2018-19, having returned early to take part in the Europa League, and their form in the Premier League suffered.
They had just one point after five games and became serious candidates to lose their spot in the top flight. Burnley did manage to improve in 2019 but a run of four successive defeats prior to the international break has seen them dragged back into a relegation battle.
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Only seven points separate Newcastle in 13th and Cardiff in 18th, with Burnley sitting just two clear of the drop zone. Dyche regards the fact that so many teams are still in the mix as a positive and has backed his men to edge away from danger over the coming weeks. “It’s a big fight scene at the bottom and varying results go different ways and all of a sudden it’s tight down there,” Dyche said.
“The main thing I reference, however, is that five games into this season we had one point and after 19 we had 12. “People were scratching their heads, but now we have 30 and that’s a big shift in the right direction, so we know we can do it and we know we can look after ourselves.
“We’ve put in performances to win and we’ve got to continue doing that. The main thing we’ve always tried to focus on, even in testing times, is ourselves. “I’ve just referenced the stats, so there have been good signs. We’ve just had a bit of a blip, but that can happen to anyone in the Premier League.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.