BEN Mee may have been overlooked by England but there's no danger of that happening at club level.

That's the verdict of the Burnley captain's defensive partnership James Tarkowski, the Clarets duo having been key to their side's strong start to the Premier League season.

Tarkowski has been open about his disappointment at not featuring for Gareth Southgate's Three Lions this season, the 26-year-old hoping to add to his two caps.

Around Turf Moor there has also been some bemusement about Mee's continued omission, the Clarets mainstay having represented his country at Under-19, 20 and 21 level but never having been called up for the senior squad.

That despite him being a key figure as Sean Dyche has turned Burnley into Premier League mainstays in recent seasons.

"I don't think anybody plays at Premier League level for as long as he has now, four years in a row, and plays every game," Tarkowski said of his fellow defender. 

"He never gets injured and his performances are consistent.

"Maybe he's overlooked, but everybody here at the club appreciates how big a player he is for us. I certainly do."

Tarkowski's last England appearance came against Switzerland in September 2018.

He and Mee have to focus on club matters now with the Clarets, seventh in the early Premier League table, back in action when they visit Leicester City on Saturday.