Mee delighted with another clean sheet

Defender Ben Mee praised Burnley’s defensive unit after a third consecutive Premier League clean sheet.

The former Manchester City youth player helped the Clarets record 19 clean sheets last term in the Championship, and that form has continued.

Ben Mee tussles for possession with Sunderland's Jozy Altidore

Ben Mee tussles for possession with Sunderland's Jozy Altidore

Gus Poyet’s Sunderland were the latest opposition to fail to find a breakthrough with a 0-0 draw seeing Sean Dyche’s side climb to 17th in the table.

“We did it again,” he beamed. “We just need that bit of luck up front. We’re working well as a unit to stop conceding goals and we’re pleased with how we’re defending.

“Once it starts going in at the other end then we’ve got a good base to work from. We’re not conceding goals, we’re pleased with that, and we’ll definitely take positives from today’s game.”

Mee added: “We did well keeping clean sheets last year and I think we had the best record in the Championship last year. We’ve just brought the same structure from last year. It’s looking well so far and hopefully we can keep many more.”