CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte believes Sean Dyche has it easier at Burnley compared to him.

While the Blues boss said Dyche was doing a 'great job' this season, with the Clarets able to leapfrog Arsenal into sixth tonight if they beat Chelsea at Turf Moor, Conte said it was easier for bosses at clubs like Burnley.

“He is doing an important job. A great job this season. But if you start the season fighting to avoid the relegation zone, it is more simple," Conte said when asked about Dyche and Burnley before tonight's clash.

“It is more simple, because you have to avoid the last three places at the bottom and then you can stay between 10 teams. And then, if you have a good base and in the previous season you played very well, you can count on this basis."

However Conte was seeking to make the point that for the big six clubs the target was to win a trophy, but with only minimal silverware to go around, some would be disappointed.

“It is more difficult when you have to prepare the transfer market to win something because only one team wins and, if the other doesn’t win, you are the first to speak about a failed season," he said.

“If you don’t win the FA Cup, the league title, or the League Cup, it is a failure and, for this reason, it is more difficult to play for this target.”