Ben Mee: Survival still the target


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Burnley defender Ben Mee insists his side are still aiming for Premier League survival despite their superb start to the season.

The Clarets moved into seventh before the international break after picking up 19 points from their first 11 games.

Sean Dyche’s men are now nearly halfway to the 40-point total, the mark that is usually considered good enough to avoid the drop.

Three wins in five matches have lifted confidence levels at Turf Moor although Mee is still refusing to get carried away.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: “That’s definitely a target for us, it’s our main aim really. We’d like to hit it as quick as possible but we’re not looking too far ahead, we’re looking to the next games and we’re excited about them.

“Looking at the fixtures it was hard to imagine but we’ve come through that really well.

“We’ve got some big games coming up after the international break leading up to Christmas and we’re excited about it. We’ll see where it takes us.”

Burnley are next in action on Saturday when they take on Swansea City.

They are 2.10 favourites to win, with the draw priced at 3.20 while Swansea are available at 4.00.

They then face Arsenal, Bournemouth, Leicester and Watford before a home clash with Stoke and a trip to Brighton.

Their form will certainly be tested during the Christmas period, with a clash against Tottenham on December 23 before a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United

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