postheadericon Burnley manager hits back at Chelsea defender David Luiz

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has defended his team after David Luiz branded them of playing anti-football during the recent 2-2 draw versus Chelsea. The Clarets resorted to a defensive mindset after the scores were 2-2 following the first period, and this ultimately frustrated the Blues, who had to settle for a share of the spoils.

Speaking after that game, Luiz was critical about the Clarets’ mindset during the second half of the match and when asked on the same, Dyche offered a different opinion saying: “Well, with a £58m wage bill, and making the most of players and trying to find a way to get 40 points in the Premier League, coming to venues like this, I’m pretty pleased to be fair, and delighted with the players. They’ve been first class, 28 points in 16 games, you can’t anti-football that. I’m telling you now, it’s impossible, you have to play some football to get 28 points in 16 games.”

Burnley were in dire straits during the opening half of the season where they managed just 12 points and were under the potential threat of relegation. However, they have turned things around during the backend of the campaign with 28 points from 16 matches and during this period, they have provided a better resolve at the back.

The Clarets are scheduled to face Manchester City in their home patch during the forthcoming league clash and the game could have an effect on the Premier League title race. The Citizens know that they require a minimum of a win to return to the top of the table but the Clarets could yet play hamper their prospects of doing so.

Burnley have been beaten 5-0 by Manchester City in each of the past two meetings at the Etihad Stadium, but the previous encounter at Turf Moor witnessed a 1-1 draw. A similar result on Sunday would provide Liverpool with a genuine chance to secure a maiden Premier League crown. The Reds are currently two points ahead of the Citizens after playing an extra game more.

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