Dyche confident Burnley can stay in Premier League

Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his side can remain in the Premier League this season, ClubCall has reported, despite the Clarets sitting in the bottom three with six games to go.

Dyche’s team have 26 points from their 32 games and ahead of their weekend trip to Goodison Park to play Everton, are two points adrift of safety. Hull City are 17th, a place outside the relegation zone, while Burnley are only a point clear of bottom side Leicester City, who have won their last two games.

Burnley do though have a game in hand on Queens Park Rangers, the final side in immediate danger of the drop, but Dyche has said his attention isn’t on the results or form of the other teams around the wrong end of the table. Instead, he insists, he is focused on what Burnley can do between now and the end of the season.

“I don’t view what the others do. It’s not relevant to me,” he said. “The results are, of course. If they go your way. But what they are trying to do is nothing to do with me. It’s what we do that’s important. I am absolutely confident, wholeheartedly confident.”

Burnley were last year promoted from the Championship as runners-up to Leicester, finishing nine points behind Nigel Pearson’s Foxes. QPR came up via the play-offs, finishing fourth, trailing Burnley by 13 points and Leicester by 22. They beat Derby County at Wembley.

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