Burnley Sean Dyche has admitted that he is pleased with the club’s return to winning ways against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. The Clarets went into the international break following a run of four successive league defeats but they managed to make a terrific comeback as they picked up a 2-0 win over Wolves in their home ground.
He said: “I’m pleased with the performance in so many ways. Obviously the result is more important, especially today after losing four games but we did all the basics and all of the ugly stuff really well today. They are all the things that you need sometimes to get wins, but in the bigger picture it’s a strange one. You can lose four in a row and that makes a story, and I understand that but people soon forget we’ve taken 21 points in 13 games since Christmas. That is a really healthy return and not many teams across the Premier League have done that.”
With the win, Burnley have moved fifth points clear of 18th-placed Cardiff City on the table but the latter have two games in hand which they can capitalise upon. Nonetheless, Dyche should be pleased with having points on the board and it remains to be seen whether the club can reach the 40-point mark, which is normally regarded as sufficient to beat the drop.
Huddersfield Town have already been relegated from the Premier League this term and they could soon be followed by Fulham, who have equally had a dismal campaign. As such, Cardiff appear the sole club with the chance of top-flight survival, though they need to do the hard way with forthcoming games against Chelsea and Manchester City.