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Burnley are back in action this weekend, when they travel to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tomorrow afternoon.

The Clarets will head into the weekend in fine spirits, after defeating Brentford 3-1 at Turf Moor last weekend in a game that saw them blow away the visitors by scoring all their goals within the first 36 minutes of the match.

Their opponents will also have their tails up, after following up a 3-0 thrashing of Newcastle with a 1-0 victory over Malmo in the Champions League earlier this week.

Speaking ahead of the game, Burnley boss Sean Dyche gave some insight into his side's tactical set-up, and revealed: “We’ve not been trying not to do that (switch formation), trust me.

“I think the way the opposition operate sometimes, different spaces to capitalise on…the way we perform generally, the eyes are alive, and as I said to the players, they’d not been far away from that anyway, but there was an extra edge against Brentford.

“Goals change games, I’ve always said it, not just literally, but in the feel of a performance, and then the consistency of it, because second half we didn’t quite find the same level.

“There was a bit of nervousness as well, the first win etc, you’re in a comfortable position so let’s not do anything silly - I understand that. But now it’s about ‘can you perform like that more often?’ 'Can you keep the consistency of that performance throughout the 90 minutes?’

“These are all the challenges of football, and I think we continue to look at that, working hard to try and find those ways of operating with a bit of freedom."

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