Kieran Trippier points to Burnley’s unity as a key strength this season.
And he believes togetherness can help prove the doubters wrong, who have the Clarets strong favourites to be relegated.
Ahead of the visit of Chelsea on Monday night, Trippier said: “A lot of teams don’t have what we have, which is a proper togetherness. As a team we are close, we trust each other and we have a great mentality and we can use that to our advantage.
“We are going to go into every game expecting to win, because that’s what we are all about. It will be a tough season but we will take it a game at a time and see where we are.”
He added: “It’s the same as last year. We were among the favourites to get relegated but we proved everyone wrong.
“Everyone thought we were going to blow up but we didn’t. We stuck in there and got automatic promotion with 93 points, which is what people forget sometimes.
“This year will be the same but we just want to prove people wrong.
“I can’t wait for it. We all believe in each other’s ability and I don’t think anyone in the team is nervous or scared, it’s just excitement.”
Watch Kieran Trippier look forward to the start of the Premier League season.