Dyche relishing St Mary's trip

By SFC Media Sat 15 Oct Saints vs Burnley

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his side are relishing every test that comes their way in the Premier League, ahead of a visit to St Mary’s on Sunday.

The newly-promoted Clarets have made a solid start to the season, with home victories against Liverpool and Watford helping them to seven points from seven games and leaving them 14th in the table.

After late disappointment against Arsenal at Turf Moor before the interanational break, Dyche’s men will look to avenge that by picking up their first points on the road.

“There is a bigger divide in the Premier League and I’m not sure on the stats but it seems that home form is very important to clubs and often better than their away form,” said Dyche.

“That aside, we know we need to take games on away from home and it hasn’t been for the lack of trying.

“We were well beaten at Chelsea who were far too strong on the day and at Leicester it was quite a close game in the first half.

“I said after we had a mad four or five minutes which cost us the result and we lost our way for about 20 minutes.

“Other than that I was reasonably pleased with how we performed which is why we’ve stuck with the same system.

"We beat Watford and then pushed Arsenal very close too. You’ve got to make sense of what’s behind the result and see how the team are operating.

“I think we do a good job of that here with my staff and getting feedback from the players.”

Saints head into the fixture looking to extend their six game unbeaten run, and Dyche has been impressed with the way the club have adapted quickly under Claude Puel.

Dyche added: “They seem to have re-evaluated quite well and the manager has changed the format of what he wants from the players.

“They’re showing they are capable and it’s a very good club I think. I know Ross Wilson from my time at Watford and he speaks very highly of the working environment there.

“I think yet again it’s another good challenge for us and we look forward to them all but not in a flippant way of ‘little old Burnley’ are going for a day out – we want to win games.”