SEAN Dyche revealed a heart-to-heart with his players in midweek had helped inspire Burnley's record Premier League win.

The Clarets ended their poor start to the season in style, beating Bournemouth 4-0 thanks to goals from Matej Vydra, Aaron Lennon and a late double from Ashley Barnes.

It had been a difficult week for Dyche's side, who had slumped to the bottom of the Premier League table after their disappointing defeat to Wolves a week ago.

But the Clarets chief had spoken to his players in the week to try and stop the rot and they responded in style against the Cherries.

"We had a good chat in the week, we reminded ourselves what we’re about, how far we’ve come," Dyche said.

"I reminded them how proud I am to work with the group on a continuing basis and told them there’s more to come.

"But we have to earn the right, we have to fight for it. We’ve been written off many times, then it’s about shoulders back and taking on the challenge, today we did that.

"Mentally it was more like it, physically definitely, the control of certain parts of the game, particularly first half, and then the resilient nature of the sides I’ve worked with.

"It was pleasing for many different reasons, but it’s just a start. It’s where we want to be, winning games. The players have had a lot on this season, they’ve done well to see through that and this week to see through the noise."

This was the first full week of training, with a nearly full squad, that Burnley had had since the early weeks of pre-season, with the schedule since then interrupted with Europa League fixtures and then international call-ups during the break.

"Some of the players mentioned it when we had a chat, the strangeness of Thursday-Sunday, now it looks more like the Premier League, like they’re used to," Dyche said.

"All of these things are different, they take a lot to compute at times and I think they’ve done it very well today.

"When you haven’t got your first win there’s a nervousness, you can feel it at times, the players a little bit and the fans a little bit, I must say the fans were terrific.

"That goes away when you win a game. It kills all the noise, now it’s where are we going to go from here?"

Burnley had looked toothless in attack a week ago at Molineux, but showed a rapier edge to run riot against Eddie Howe's side and move themselves out of the bottom three.

"We were nowhere near our best," Dyche said of last week's defeat. "The irony is statistically, on the physicals, we were higher than Wolves, but the sharpness, the body language and the intent to our play was lacking.

"Today it was completely different, the body language, the drive, the forcefulness of the side. Vydra’s finish, on it like a shot, Barnesy’s finish, drives onto it, that anticipation of the game often goes when you’re nervous and edgy. When you’re feeling more confident it comes back in and there was more of it today."