Wednesday , March 3 2021

Burnley manager, Sean Dyche, expects questions about the poor Premier League form

Burnley has won only four of 20 games this season in each competition

Sean Dyche, manager of Burnley, knows that "questions will be asked" after a 2-1 home was defeated by Newcastle to start the season badly.

Burnley, who has lost four of his six league games in Turf Moor, is a point above the bottom three in the 17th.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, international pre-England Danny Mills said that Dyche would start pressing pressure from Clarets fans.

"There are better signs but we have to get results, we know," said Dyche.

"The whole of the mindset. There is no lack of character – you will not get where we have a character."

The seventh finish of Burnley's seventh installment, which led to the Europa League qualification, was built on defensive resilience as they recognized only 39 goals in the whole campaign.

But Newcastle wins in Turf Moor on Monday causing Dyche's side to drop 27 goals in just 13 games. It was set up to 31 March in that number in 2017-18.

Former defenders Mills Leeds, who had noticed a Monday game for BBC Radio 5 live, thought if Burnley fans would start to lose patience with Dyche if there were no results.

"You have to start thinking that Burnley is in trouble," said Mills. "That is why I am presenting the question to the fans of Burnley: when, if any, is Sean Dyche under pressure?

"I'm a huge fan of Sean and let me be clear, I do not think it should be under pressure. He has worked wonders in this club and they have pushed up more than their pressure for long period.

"But you can not keep playing like that – pumping long balls up to two big boys up.

"They need something different. They need to change the way they play."

Burnley has not won six games but Dyche said he saw some positive signs defeating them by Newcastle.

"There is currently a process with the team becoming stronger," he said. "That takes work, hardness of mind – we have – and resilience.

"The fact that questions will be asked, but we've been by and so on.

"We have rarely been a fancied team – we have to fight for everything we have so far and we will continue to do so.

"I think there are good things tonight but inevitable – and I'm never enough naive to think otherwise – you have results."

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