Wednesday, October 16
Collect News Data

Premier League



Sean Dyche sets sights on confirming mathematical safety

:Headline: Sean Dyche sets sights on confirming mathematical safety:
The Clarets have recovered from a disappointing start to the season to close in on Premier League safety.
PA | 5mo

Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his side's "strong jaw" has helped them take the punches during a tough season – but has warned his players not to take their safety for granted.

After an unsuccessful Europa League campaign Burnley managed just 12 points from their first 19 league games and were thrashed 5-1 at home by Everton on Boxing Day.

However, the Clarets then took 18 points from their next eight fixtures to ease their relegation fears and recovered from a run of four straight defeats to win their last three games, most recently beating Cardiff 2-0 at Turf Moor.

With Cardiff and Brighton both facing a daunting run of games until the end of the season, Burnley are almost certainly safe from the drop, but Dyche is warning against complacency.

"Many years ago (former Blackpool manager) Ian Holloway said we have a strong jaw, and he was right, and still is," Dyche said ahead of Monday's visit to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea. "There's a mentality which has grown over the years and it is a valid thing to have.

"If you take a knock, you get on with it, you don't sit on it and wallow, you carry on and that's rewarded us from Christmas onwards. We had a really tough first half of the season, a lot of noise outside the camp, and the real clarity of mind has come together to get in the run we've had.

"Now it's about finishing it off, they've deserved it, but you've got to factually do it. But to be so strong-minded to change the course of the season at game 19, that has been fantastic, and they deserve a massive amount of credit.

"It means something to me as a manager and to my staff, but on a league table you only get judged when you get it done, and we have to get it done. We want to take control of that and do it for ourselves."

Dyche reminded his players this week that they are not mathematically safe and face tough games against Chelsea, Manchester City, Everton and Arsenal, but did not get the impression they were already planning their summer holidays.

"I think they know, from the history we've had, nothing has been given to us," he added. "We haven't had that many decisions, two penalties in 90-odd games or something.

"It owes us nothing, we have to go and get it. We can't wait for others, no one gives you anything. We're concentrating on the job in hand."

body check tags ::
amp_article_356866 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2019-04-20 21:39:48:
html db last update - 2019-10-13 16:41:51 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Sean Dyche

Click here for more stories about Chelsea

Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Man City 'join Arsenal in race for McNeil'
Paul Pogba, Toni Kroos to swap clubs in January?
Man United to make January move for Emre Can?
Inter to launch January move for Giroud?
Premier League Table
2Manchester CityMan City85122791816
4Leicester CityLeicester8422147714
6Crystal Palace842288014
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham83321111012
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs83231412211
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves82421111010
12Manchester UnitedMan Utd82339819
13Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd82337709
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8233810-29
15Aston Villa8224131218
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8224513-88
19Norwich CityNorwich82061021-116
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Ligue 1 Table
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG97021741321
7Montpellier HSCMontpellier942397214
13Saint-EtienneSt Etienne9324813-511
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . .. . . . . . . . . . .

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.