Dyche shifts Burnley focus

Burnley manager Sean Dyche after the final whistle of the Premier League

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche is keen to move on from his side’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Arsenal and is focused on Wednesday night’s trip to Bournemouth.

The Clarets suffered their third Premier League defeat of the season against the Gunners on Sunday, with the only goal of the game coming via a stoppage-time penalty from Alexis Sanchez.

Despite the defeat, Burnley remain seventh in the standings heading into the midweek fixtures and Dyche believes there are plenty of positives to take from the loss.

“All I know is that we are continuing to improve, I feel, and there were good signs of that (against Arsenal),” Dyche was quoted as saying in the Lancashire Telegraph.

“The lads are flat because it is last minute but not flat because of the performance, and I made it clear to them that that performance is a sign that we keep moving and that is over a season.

But it’s another tough game (against Bournemouth), they are all tough games, home or away.”

Burnley have a good recent record against the Cherries as they have only lost one of the last eight meetings between the two sides, but that defeat did come on the road last season.

However, Dyche has not seen his Burnley side lose back-to-back top-flight games since May and they are priced at 4.00 to claim all three points. Bournemouth are available at 2.00 and the draw is on offer at 3.40.

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