Sky pundit pinpoints reason why Burnley continue to thrive under Sean Dyche

Sky Sports pundit Siobhan Chamberlain has claimed that Burnley continue to outperform themselves under Sean Dyche because the players buy into their manager’s way of doing things.

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The Clarets were beaten 2-1 by West Ham on Monday evening, with a quickfire Michail Antonio double cancelling out an early Chris Wood penalty, but are still sitting nine points clear of the drop zone with just four games left to play this season.

While they could still mathematically be relegated, the chances of Dyche’s men staying up now look overwhelmingly good, and former England goalkeeper Chamberlain believes that they once again have their boss to thank for their position.

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Speaking on Sky Sports’ Football Show, she said: “It [Burnley’s current points tally] should be enough, purely based on the fact that the bottom three can’t really seem to pick up any results to mount any kind of pressure on those above them.

"He keeps putting in these performances season after season after season to keep Burnley up there. Players buy into what he sells them. Players work hard for him. They’re organised.

"You know exactly what you’re going to get when you face Burnley. They’ll work hard, they’ll be defensively organised, and they’re going to be dangerous when they break.

“When you’ve got players that want to play for you, that buy into your way of playing, you’re going to get more success.

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"When your backs are up against the wall and times do get difficult, if you’ve got the buy in from your players and with the manager, then it makes things a hell of a lot easier.”