Belfast Telegraph

Sean Dyche believes Burnley are building towards elusive away victory

Sean Dyche believes Burnley's poor away record is more worrying for their opponents than his own side.

The Clarets have proved formidable at Turf Moor, picking up 16 points, but it is a different matter on the road, where they have lost five and drawn one.

Worse still is their goals breakdown, having scored only once and conceded 15 times.

Wednesday's trip to West Ham offers a chance to change that tune and Dyche thinks rival managers such as Hammers boss Slaven Bilic are expecting a change of fortunes soon.

"We know we have to go down there and give an even better performance because we haven't got a win away from home yet," he said.

"We know we've got to correct it. But the longer it goes the worse it is for the opposition we're playing.

"They'll be thinking 'the statistics suggest they're going to win one at some point'.

"The last one against Stoke (a 2-0 defeat) we looked more productive and I think we had 14 efforts to 10 away from home.

"So the statistics suggest it's coming towards us, not going away from us, but the point is we want to make it come towards us, go out and get the win.

"It probably adds more spice to their thinking than ours because ours is clear-minded: we've just got to do better."

There is an argument to be made that West Ham are the perfect side to facilitate a rare away win, having conspicuously failed to make themselves feel fully at home at the London Stadium.

Dyche is not banking on that playing a factor though.

"There's lots being made of their stadium, how their crowd are feeling, how the players are feeling...but it's still a very good side," he added.

"I looked at them on Sunday (against Liverpool) and they looked a strong team, a strong bench, a lot of recognised Premier League players.

"I don't think there's any in that. They've made the decision, and many do it, to move on but there's a bit more furore about this one because it was the Olympic Stadium.

"For some it takes time to adapt. Is it the change of stadium or just life in the Premier League?"


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