The effectiveness of Burnley boss Sean Dyche's substitutions compared to Premier League rivals

As Sean Dyche often says:  "Sometimes the hardest thing to do is change nothing."
Jeff Hendrick celebrates his equaliser at BrightonJeff Hendrick celebrates his equaliser at Brighton
Jeff Hendrick celebrates his equaliser at Brighton

And while Dyche doesn't always make full use of his substitutes bench, statistics show that when he does, his decisions are usually effective.

Two years ago, using StrataBet data, BetStars ranked each manager in the Premier League based on the percentage of substitutions made during games which were considered attacking, based on the position and attacking contribution of the two players involved plus the scoreline and timing.

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Leading the way, with almost two thirds of his changes being attack-minded, was Dyche, followed by Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger, with Antonio Conte and Marco Silva tied for third place.

And Adrian Clarke, on has again studied the impact of substitutions in the top flight.

Leicester City chief Brendan Rodgers is out in front, using 78 substitutes, with seven assists and five goals coming from the changes he has made, while the Foxes have also won three and drawn three of the 11 matches where they have been behind 1-0 - including one against Burnley at the King Power Stadium earlier this season.

Next up is Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who has made 79 changes, with six goals and three assists coming from those.

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And third in the list is Dyche, who, despite making only 58 changes, has five goals and three assists.

Jeff Henndrick came on to equalise at Brighton, with an assist from Matej Vydra, before Jay Rodriguez came off the bench at Aston Villa to score in a 2-2 draw.

Robbie Brady then netted a consolation against Manchester City at Turf Moor.

Rodriguez came on to score the winner at Bournemouth, with Vydra's introduction at Southampton leading to him sealing the points.