SEAN Dyche had few complaints after seeing his Burnley side slip to a fourth straight Premier League defeat at Chelsea.

The Clarets went down 3-0 with Jorginho opening the scoring from the spot just before the half hour after Matt Lowton had felled Willian with a sliding challenge.

That crucial opener came shortly after Jeff Hendrick had seen a goal ruled out at the other end with VAR deeming Ben Mee to be fractionally offside in the build-up.

Tammy Abraham then made it two shortly before the interval, Dyche feeling there might have been a case for the striker pushing James Tarkowski before heading past Nick Pope who should have done better.

Any hopes of a comeback ended four minutes into the second half when Callum Hudson-Odoi put the result beyond doubt.

“They're a strong side, we know that, and they performed very well, I've got no question with the result, they were too strong for us overall,” said Dyche.

"We're a bit stretched at the minute but I still like the team we put out, and felt we could contain it early, which we were doing, but you give away a penalty - and it is a penalty, Lowts does try and pull out of it, but he still makes contact, so I have no problem with that, that's the way it goes.

"At first I did think he'd gone down too easily, but he hadn't, when I saw it back, and it's a penalty.

"From then, you're still working hard, we have a couple of moments, and a couple of decisions, that might get us back on level terms.

"But the second one is the one really, at the end of the day, my only gripe - I don't want to over-egg it because they were too strong - but I keep seeing people get touched on the shoulder and their legs fail and they get penalties.

"Tarky gets two hands in his back and he can't recover to try and win the header.

"Obviously, Popey knows he should deal with it, but I don't like that when there's VAR, I think that's the point of it.

"You can't have it all ways, if someone if going to get a tiny flick on the shoulder and their legs buckle, then I think if you get two hands if your back and it puts you off your balance, and the same player wins the header and scores, then I think that's got to be looked at.

"After that, it's really tough, they're a very good side with good individuals, as well as being a good unit - I know they've been a bit up and down here, but that wasn't relevant, I'm looking at them thinking 'they're a top side'.

"From 2-0, it's hard, the next goal is massive, and they got it. That really was the game done.”

Captain Mee was only fractionally offside when he nodded Dwight McNeil’s free-kick into the path of Hendrick but Dyche felt VAR had come to the right decision.

"I'm not really into the debate about offsides,” the Clarets boss said.  

“I keep hearing there should be a tolerance, but where is it? One inch, two? I guarantee we'll all be arguing it should be three, then four, five.

"If you're offside, you're offside, that's what it’s there for. Ben's offside, that's the way it goes.

"As best as you can see it (he's offside), all they can do is get it the best they can see it.”