SEAN Dyche believes his strikers are learning that keeping a clean sheet is a whole team effort.

Burnley have kept out their opposition twice this season in the Premier League, on the opening day against Southampton and in Saturday's 2-0 win over Norwich, both at Turf Moor.

The Clarets boss has been working with his frontmen to ensure they play their part on the defensive side of things and that it doesn't rest on the back four and goalkeeper Nick Pope.

Dyche is pleased to see things coming together for his side with Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood, Jay Rodriguez and Matej Vydra leading from the front in more ways that one.

"It's a good base to build from if the players are organised and know how to defend as a unit," the boss said of the clean sheet against the Canaries.

"At this level they should know the basics of their individual roles but if you can get them working as a unit it's effective.

"But it's not just about the five at the back. Barnesy is a great defender from the front, Woody is learning that, Jay Rod is willing, and Vydra is beginning to learn and pick up on how important that is.

"We are a side that needs everyone at it, whether we are in possession or out of possession.

"We need to be on what the team needs as a collective and I think we do that well both ways, attacking and defending, as well as in between in transition.

"If I'm being hypercritical I did say to the players after Norwich 'they must be the most open counter-attacks we've had without scoring'.

"We had so many in the second half but didn't find those real pure moments.

"I think that is still a work in progress for us but that is difficult."

Saturday's victory, courtesy of two Chris Wood goals, came with the Clarets having 41 per cent of possession.

Norwich may have had more of the ball, 59 per cent, but could not cope with the high press that Burnley used right from the off.

The Clarets had 13 shots, six of those on target, with Norwich only testing Pope twice, top scorer Teemu Pukki seeing one early chance come and go.

With his side's gameplan having worked to perfection, Dyche was not concerned about possession statistics with the final scoreline all that mattered for the Clarets boss.

"That's a non story here, don't worry about it," Dyche said.

"It still doesn't win a game you know, possession, you still don't win a game with it.

"The bit where it goes in their goal twice and not in ours, that's the bit that usually wins it."

Burnley have now won five consecutive top flight games against newly-promoted opposition and will look to make it six when they head to face former skipper Tom Heaton's Aston Villa on Saturday.