SEAN Dyche does not see too many parallels with last season’s meeting with West Ham ahead of Saturday’s game at Turf Moor.

Their meeting last December proved to be the turning point in Burnley’s 2018-19 season.

Having been beaten 5-1 at home by Everton on Boxing Day, the Clarets were seemingly set for a real relegation battle at the start of 2019.

But the 2-0 victory over the Hammers two days later marked the turning point in the campaign as Dyche’s men ultimately pulled clear of danger with relative ease to secure their Premier League status.

This time around Manuel Pellegrini brings his side to town with the Clarets having lost three on the bounce, losing 3-0 at Sheffield United last time out with all the goals coming in a poor first-half showing in south Yorkshire.

Dyche however believes comparing the two games is a bit of a stretch and that the nature of the Blades reverse has clouded matters somewhat.

“I think it is a considerably different situation thankfully,” he said.

“We have 12 points already on the board. The crazy thing about football is that Sheffield United win on Saturday and it is a magnificent start to the season but if we win it is also a magnificent start to the season.

“One result doesn’t change everything when you are inside the camp, media-wise it does of course, but I know how quickly these things can turn around.

“But we need to turn it around because the first half is unacceptable.

“Second half we get a tiny bit of credit in that we kept going and tried to do the right things, certainly more so than in the first half.

“We dealt with the ball better but too many way off the mark in the first half and not just with energy and desire but with the ball as well.

“We knocked it forward without any thought and you want simple things without the ball.”

More than any problem tactically, Dyche was disappointed with his side’s mental approach at Bramall Lane and is expecting a response this weekend.

“There is a lot of honesty in the group and I don’t think they will need too much to affect their own response without my words,” he said.

“I think there will be an adjustment this week in the mentality for the next game, that is certainly what I will be looking for.”