SEAN Dyche admits his struggling Burnley side are short on confidence but believes they can turn it around - even without January signings.

The Clarets’ 3-0 defeat at Chelsea was a fourth Premier League reverse in a row with a tough run of games to come against Leicester, Manchester United and Arsenal.

Dyche has maintained new arrivals are “unlikely” but has faith in his current crop of players, the squad stretched by injuries and illness at Stamford Bridge.

“I am confident with the facts of this club,” the Burnley boss said.

“It is unlikely we will sign anyone but I have confidence in the group that I work with and always have done.”

The Clarets had chances in West London and saw a Jeff Hendrick goal chalked off by a marginal VAR call when the score was 0-0.

In a familiar story the visitors were then punished for their mistakes, Matt Lowton felling Willian with a rash challenge for Jorginho’s opener from the spot with Nick Pope then at fault for Tammy Abraham’s second.

Callum Hudson-Odoi added a third at the start of the second half leaving Dyche to concede his side are finding it tough going at the moment.

"Overall they were too good, at the end of the day, these are top sides, they are very difficult places to come to, historically,” he said.

"The biggest thing for us, is when you're losing games, is that confidence kind of falters a little bit, so the freedom that comes with playing...mainly it affects anticipation, I spoke to the lads after the game, you get kind of into your own role, 'I just want to do my job', whereas when you're confident, like they were at 3-0 up, they're playing and moving, and the rest of the team are anticipating the game.

"That's what confidence affects. But we've got to get back to that. Not so long ago, we were showing that.”

The Clarets managed to stop the rot last season after a poor first half of the campaign left them in trouble at the wrong end of the table.

Dyche is confident his side, in a better position this time around, will be able to do it again, believing the attention on the four-game losing run is a sign of how far the club have come since their arrival in the top flight.

“The margins are always tight,” the Clarets boss said.

“In a good way we are questioned about it because five out of six seasons we are in the Premier League so people are saying you are in a bad way whereas a few years ago it was, ‘well Burnley are probably going to have this’.

“So that is good in that we have put a bit more about ourselves in the Premier League but the other side of that is that we have to find a way out of it.

“We did last season and, for us, we have a pretty healthy points tally although a couple have got away from us.

“It is about how quickly we can get back on track and I don't think we are too far away.

“Last year spun very quickly. People had killed us off and said ‘no chance’ and then all of a sudden we were off and running and eight unbeaten.

“It is not easy and we have very tough games coming up and then we are in a mixture of games which people would consider more favourable. The mentality has to stay strong.”