NICK Pope has urged Burnley to keep their 'foot to the floor' in the Premier League run-in to make sure of a top seven finish.

The Clarets have racked up five successive Premier League victories to open up a nine-point gap over Leicester City.

The 2-1 win over the Foxes last weekend strengthened Burnley's grip on seventh place and closed the gap on Arsenal in sixth to just two points.

But Pope insists the Clarets can't afford to ease off with five games to play, starting with the visit of dethroned champions Chelsea to Turf Moor on Thursday.

"Five wins in a row isn't easy in any division, never mind the Premier League. It's great to have that chalked up," the Burnley goalkeeper said.

"It's a nine point gap but we're not there yet, we've got to keep pushing until the end of the season.

"We'll be letting ourselves down if we didn't (do that), we've got to keep our foot to the floor and push on again."

Burnley came out of the traps quickly against Leicester City, with Chris Wood and Kevin Long putting them 2-0 up inside 10 minutes.

Jamie Vardy's second half goal made for a nervy finale though and Pope was pleased to see Burnley show their resilient side once again, while he also praised the fans for creating a fine atmosphere inside Turf Moor.

"The atmosphere was electric, right from the start and right until the end when we were holding on a little bit, it was fantastic," he said.

"We got two quick goals, it was a fantastic first half hour then they took the reins off and played a bit of carefree football and we did well to ride that.

"We had to be resilient, we've won like that before but not in a while, it's good to know it's still there and it was fantastic from everyone, even the lads who came off the bench, everyone put a massive shift in.

"The lads in front of me give everything and we've proved can ride storms out like that right until the end of games. I believed in us."

Burnley will look to make it six wins in a row against a Chelsea side who are only five points better off than the Clarets.

"That's why you want to be in the Premier League, to play against the top teams," Pope told Clarets Player.

"They're champions, they're coming here and they won't lie down, we have to be ready and give them a good game."