Sean Dyche pleased with Burnley’s progress

Sean Dyche has contented himself with a string of Burnleys undefeated this month and believes his side is showing “good signs of returning to where we think we could be”.

Burnley won 5-0 in Manchester City on November 28, but an improved run against the sides above them in the Premier League table lifted Clarets three points outside the relegation zone on Christmas.

Everton and Aston Villa were a draw as Burnley collected all three points in a surprising 1-0 win at Arsenal before beating the Wolves 2-1 on Monday night thanks to goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.

“It shows that we are capable even against very good sides, and the Wolves are very good,” the Burnley manager said.

“Before a series of games just played, I don’t think there were many of us because of the points we got back against Arsenal, Villa, Everton and Wolves, so coming out with eight points and no defeats is very nice.

“There are good signs of a return to where we think we could be challenging and efficient in games. In general, performance is getting stronger. We have to keep working hard to keep doing it. ”

Next for Burnley is a trip to Leeds, which achieved some attractive results after the promotion from the Sky Bet Championship.

Marcel Bielse’s side followed a 5-2 home win over Newcastle last week with a 6-2 defeat by rivals Manchester United over the weekend as they sit two places and four points above Burnley.

Dyche, however, is not worried about their luck ahead of Sunday’s match, as he added: “I don’t care what they do. My opinion is about ourselves.

“So far, they have had the season up and down. On a hot day, they are hot, and when they are not, they are not.

“The Premier League can be a bit like that in any case, regardless of the styles, it can be uneven, especially when they leave the championship.

“Overall, I think they’ll be happy sitting down.”