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Sean Dyche confident that “healthy points return” will make Burnley’s season better

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Sean Dyche celebrated Burnley’s win over Everton by two goals to one on March 13th, 2021. The Clarets fought hard and scored two early goals to give them an early advantage over the Merseyside Blues. Consequently, for Sean Dyche, Everton’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was terrible, and the goals were to serve them on a silver platter because of that.

After the game, the forty-nine-year-old spoke to the media about Burnley’s overall performance in the 2020-21 Premier League season. In an interview on March 14th, 2021, Sean Dyche said, “We had a tough run of games earlier on and could only win two points from the seven games we played in. We see healthy returns in the points that we have won recently. I must say that the mentality of the players amazes me, though at times we have been stretched, the players made a bigger impact in the next fixture.”

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Sean Dyche glad with the healthy points return gifted to him by his players

The Dyche Theory

Sean Dyche started the current season with a loss to Leicester City by four goals to one on September 20th, 2020. Following the loss, The Clarets have recorded twelve losses in the twenty-nine games that they have played. They survive in the league for the decent win to draw ratio that they have in the league (eight wins and nine draws). Sean has trained his team to be defensively sound and has only had thirty-seven goals scored against them. Thirty-seven goals for a mid-table team like Burnley is a massive achievement as other teams on a similar level have conceded forty-plus goals in the current EPL season.

Sean Dyche has been with Burnley for nine years and guided them from the Championship to the Premier League in the 2013-14 season. Though their first season ended in relegation, they received a promotion to the EPL in the 2015-16 season. Since their last promotion, Sean Dyche never let him enter the relegation zone and even won them Europa League qualification, following a seventh-place finish on the points table in the 2016-17 season.

However, Dyche needs to win all of the following games that come Burnley’s way, and the next game will be a tricky one for the Englishman, though he has beaten them soundly a few times.

Sean Dyche faces point twins Southampton at St Mary’s stadium

Sean Dyche

Dyche will face Hasenhüttl and sparks will fly

Sean faces Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl for the fourth time since the Austrian took charge of the Saints. He has an exciting record of two wins, one draw and one loss against Ralph in the Premier League since their first meeting on February 2nd, 2019. This record would stand as a plausible reason for the Turf Moor side’s fans to assume that a victory is certain for Sean Dyche.

Nevertheless, The Saints find themselves above The Clarets, even if it is through goal differences. Speaking on the topic of goals, Southampton has decent options in Che Adams and Danny Ings. The two forwards have scored 15 goals in fifty games for the Saints and will be a significant threat to Sean Dyche and his dream of keeping his side out of relegation this season.


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