Burnley boss Sean Dyche says there will be no panic at Turf Moor, despite their predicament at the wrong end of the Premier League. Dyche’s side made it six games without a victory in the defeat to Newcastle and they continue to leak goals at an alarming fashion.
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Only Fulham have conceded more goals than Burnley, who head to Crystal Palace on Saturday and then have games against Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham to come before Christmas.
Dyche maintained that Burnley are heading in the right direction and insisted there will be no sense of panic around their position in the table.
He said: “The most important thing about the league table is on the last game of the season. I’ve been saying that for six years so I’m not trying to swerve it. The rest of it is just noise because performances are the key.
“Last season we didn’t win for 11 games. The noise was only different because we were right up the table. There’s not many times you see me sitting up here panicking.”
Burnley’s injury problems are easing, meanwhile, with Ben Gibson in the squad for the first time since August and key defender James Tarkowski potentially in contention for the clash with Palace following hernia surgery.
Winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson missed the Newcastle game with a sickness bug having recovered from a calf problem.