Chris Sutton 'absolutely delighted' for Burnley boss Dyche after Wolves rout

Chris Sutton has claimed that he is “absolutely delighted” to see Burnley on the brink of Premier League survival.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 3:38 pm
Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Clarets took a significant step towards safety with a commanding 4-0 win over ailing Wolves on Sunday afternoon.

A first-half hat-trick from Chris Wood, followed by a fourth from Ashley Westwood, was enough to ensure that Sean Dyche’s men picked up all three points, and moved them nine clear of the relegation zone with five games left to go.

Former Blackburn Rovers striker Sutton stated earlier in the season that he believed the Clarets could be in real danger of slipping into a relegation dogfight this term, but after their rampant display against Wanderers at Molineux, the pundit has changed his tune massively.

Speaking on BBC Radio Five Live’s 606 Show, Sutton’s co-host Robbie Savage said: “Burnley, Chris, blitzed Wolves for four as they move nine points clear of relegation.

"Burnley have now done enough, haven’t they, to be secure for another season in the Premier League?”

Responding enthusiastically, Sutton said: “Oh yes!

"He’s a great manager, isn’t he? Great friend of mine, Sean Dyche – absolutely delighted for him.

"What a win today though.

"What’s happened to Wolves?”

Sunday’s result allowed Burnley to climb up to 14th in the Premier League table, with games against West Ham, Fulham, Leeds United, Liverpool, and Sheffield United left to play.

With a current tally of 36 points, the Clarets cannot mathematically match their total of 54 points from last season, but are in a strong position with regards to their battle for survival.