How much Sean Dyche can take from this pre-season exercise is a matter for debate.

As good as the hosts looked in their first Turf Moor outing of the summer, Patrick Vieira’s men were so very poor.

Off the pace, the French visitors were blown away with the Clarets 4-0 up after 32 minutes.  

Burnley fans were treated to some good stuff from their side with Chris Wood’s hat-trick taking him to nine goals this pre-season.

Jay Rodriguez, Jeff Hendrick and Johann Berg Gudmundsson were also on target as the visitors provided little to no resistance.

The opening goal came two minutes in, Ashley Barnes challenging in the air with the ball dropping for Wood who had all the time in the world to turn and poke the ball home from six yards.

It was two on eight minutes as Hendrick’s shot from the edge of the area was saved, the ball breaking to Gudmundsson who squared for Wood to double his tally from close range.

The third came just after the quarter hour with the help of some more suspect defending.

Gudmundsson’s free-kick was headed back across goal by the unmarked Ben Mee with Hendrick having the time and space to take a touch before firing home.

The fourth nearly came shortly before the half hour mark but Wood was denied one-on-one after taking an Aaron Lennon through ball.  

Burnley didn’t have to wait long though with Gudmundsson extending their lead in the 32nd minute, his low shot from 20 yards too good for Yoan Cardinale who should have done better.

Wood then came within a whisker of a first-half hat-trick but he couldn’t stretch far enough to convert Gudmundsson’s cross after a neat move involving Barnes.

Nice’s only effort of note in the first period came right at the death, Christophe Herelle heading wide after rising highest to meet a free-kick.

On at the break, Dwight McNeil was soon in the thick of things, his cross nearly laying the ball on a plate for Barnes only for Remi Walter to produce a goal-saving challenge.

The second half was more sedate than the first but more schoolboy defending resulted in the fifth goal just after the hour.

Herelle inexplicably chipped the ball straight to Wood who hammered home from 15 yards to complete one of the easier hat-tricks he will score.

Nice did then pull one back, reported Newcastle target Allan Saint-Maximin helping the ball over the line 20 minutes from time after Joe Hart had got a hand to Alexandre Gameiro’s effort.

One of the biggest cheers of the night was reserved for returning hero Rodriguez, who made his first appearance at Turf Moor in a Burnley shirt for seven years.

Not content with 20 minutes of action, the striker capped a fine night for his side by converting Matt Lowton’s volleyed cross in the closing stages.

Burnley: Heaton (Hart 46), Bardsley, Long (Tarkowski 46), Mee (Dunne 70), Pieters, Lennon (Rodriguez 70), Hendrick, Westwood (Cork 70), Gudmundsson (McNeil 46), Wood (Wells 82), Barnes. Subs not used: Legzdins, Vydra.