SEAN Dyche insisted Burnley were 'winning for the whole community' after laughing off Antonio Conte's pre-match comments about the Turf boss having an easier job than him.

Dyche saw his side beaten 2-1 by Chelsea at Turf Moor, in a contest he felt showcased the gap between his side and the top six.

Before the game Blues boss Conte had caused a stir by suggesting Dyche had a more simple job than his - due to the fact all top six clubs are competing for a limited number of trophies, while the rest of the league fights for survival.

Dyche said he had 'no problem' with Conte's comments, but said his club were winning in different ways.

"The clubs in the top six, maybe four of the top six are looking to win something every year, it’s a different kind of challenge," he said.

“What I would say is that means 14 others are all trying to win something else.

“Winning in the Premier League to some is to stay in the Premier League, a different kind of winning.

“That club isn’t going to go out of business, it’s not going to happen.

“Our club is not just winning in terms of games, it’s wining for the whole community, people’s jobs and stuff, the whole feel of a community.

“Are we winning? In a way, yes, I’ve no problem with his angle at all.”

The Clarets have been the 'best of the rest' this season and they sit just two points behind Arsenal in sixth.

But they struggled to find a way past the Blues, who sit fifth, and despite a second-half Ashley Barnes equaliser the better side on the night won thanks to a Kevin Long own goal and a Victor Moses strike.

“I was really pleased, I thought we were at it, I just think you’re playing the top sides, and when you do, it’s a different kind of feel to a game," said Dyche.

“It’s much more difficult to dominate the feel of a game because they absorb pressure, keep the ball and probe.

“Then they can counter as well.

“I was actually really pleased because it’s hard, there’s a lot of noise about Chelsea, but did you see the changes they made, the money that’s been spent on them?

“They ain’t bad, I’m telling you.

“You’ve got to bear that in mind and realise we’ve moved forward a long way but there’s still a gap between clubs like ourselves and the top six, without a shadow of a doubt.

“I’m more pleased about our mentality, you go in at half-time 1-0 down, they’ve had a couple of good chances, and that can get away from you.

“But our mentality to take the game on second half and try and affect it, that serves you well over a season as it has done already.”