Burnley manager Sean Dyche acknowledged his side need to “tidy up” in the attacking third, but he believes two clean sheets in their last four matches is an indication they are heading in the right direction as a team. The Clarets have been slow out of the traps this season, collecting two points from their opening seven fixtures, holding West Brom to a goalless draw last month and doing likewise at Brighton before the international break. More of a pressing concern ahead of Monday’s visit of Crystal Palace is the Clarets’ struggles going forward as they have netted a division-low three goals. Dyche feels optimistic ahead of the next few games and knows Burnley have form for digging themselves out of trouble in the top flight, but he is also aware they have to start taking the initiative against their opponents.
Sean Dyche said “The balance has somewhat come back with the clean sheets as we look resilient and defensively organised which is important at any level but certainly in the Premier League, We’ve still got to tidy up in the attacking third, of course. We have created chances we haven’t always taken but can we create more and better quality? That’s what we’re looking to do. If we can find that balance we know that historically we can deliver in the Premier League. I think we’re beginning to show signs again. It’s about making things happen, you can’t wait in the Premier League – or football in general – but you definitely can’t wait in the Premier League for things to come your way. We’ve got to make results come our way, that’s a clear focus from me and the players going into the next game.”
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