AARON Lennon insists he is 'ready to go' after washing away a hectic start to the season with a sun-drenched trip to Abu Dhabi.

Those Burnley players not involved in international action over the last fortnight did a few sessions at the Barnfield Training Centre before mostly heading away to recharge the batteries ahead of resuming the Premier League campaign at Manchester City.

It's certainly been a busy start to the season for Burnley, who have played 15 competitive games already thanks to their Europa League exertions in July and August, and Lennon believes the latest break has worked wonders.

"We had some good sessions here, we put some good work in, which we always do, and we managed to get away, which was lovely," the former England winger said.

"Because we'd played so many games at the start of the year it's worked well for us. I think the break has been good for us, even though we've picked up some points recently.

"A few days does a lot for you. The boys, who weren't involved internationally, managed to get away, a few days in the sun to rest up and recharge. We're ready to go again.

"We were in Abu Dhabi, it was beautiful. It was a lovely few days in the sun."

The unbeaten run of three league games before the international break began to showcase Burnley's capabilities, with victories over Bournemouth and Cardiff and a Turf Moor draw at Huddersfield Town.

The games against Cardiff and Huddersfield were dogged rather than dazzling, but the 4-0 win over the Cherries, in which Lennon shone and got on the scoresheet, was the best performance of the season.

"I think if you have a look at some of the players that we have, we have a lot of ability, especially up top," said Lennon.

"We have a lot of strikers, a lot of options. We have the ability to score a lot of goals like we did against Bournemouth.

"We've just got to show a bit more composure when we get in to the final third and we've got to be ruthless. We have been creating chances but we haven't been taking them."

The goals are unlikely to be flowing for the Clarets at the Etihad Stadium this weekend, with Sean Dyche's side facing a daunting trip to face the champions, and Lennon believes Pep Guardiola's men are getting back to their best again.

"I think they're similar to last year, they're getting in to their rhythm again," he added.

"For me, City, Liverpool and Chelsea are the top three sides in the Premier League now and going away to them is going to be a tough, tough task.

"We're in good form, we know what we have to do, we'll go there with a plan and it's not going to be easy for them.

"We've got a great shape here, we're organised, and you've got to look to hit them on the break. I've seen a few teams do it this year to them.

"You've got to be compact and when you get your chance you've got to take it because you won't get that many.

"I think Liverpool will give them a good run for their money this year, they've started really well and are looking strong, so it'll be Liverpool or City for me."