BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche felt his side clicked in fine fashion in their 6-1 win over Nice at Turf Moor on Tuesday night.

Chris Wood hit a hat-trick with Jay Rodriguez, Jeff Hendrick and Johann Berg Gudmundsson also on target against Patrick Vieira’s side.

“Apart from the obvious thing, the scoreline, which I will remind you how important that is...the performance was very good,” Dyche said.

“The biggest thing, from a planning point of view, is we came away from the players the last couple of days.

“I mentioned how we’ve pushed the players right to every game so far, even the morning of a game. This was the first one we’ve prepared for as we would a game, yesterday a lighter session, this morning a light session, just walking through some tactical things and set pieces, to see where the fitness was at.

“And I think it’s quite clear, the fitness is very, very strong, the energy of the side and the quality of the performance, if you get those two right, they are often mixed, when people are super fit, they often have clarity in their performance.

“I thought that was on show from everyone, including the changes. There was a real balance to the whole squad, they all look like they know what we’re about and what they need to do.”

The Clarets were 4-0 up after 32 minutes but kept up the intensity after the break on their first Turf Moor outing of the summer.

“I was really pleased, a half is good, but in the Premier League a half isn’t good enough so we had to go out and perform again, and I was really pleased with the second half,” said Dyche.

“We changed the shape a little bit because Jay Rod gives us that flexibility and we know Barnesy can do it as well, so I was pleased with that as well, we still looked effective.

“But the main thing is, people getting fitter and sharper, and laying down that they want to play.

“There were some big performances on Saturday at Wigan, and there was tonight, some really good performances.

“They’re no mugs, they played Cardiff and it was tight, but we played really well, really sharp, set our stall out early. You could tell from the body language.”