BEN Mee is confident Burnley’s experience will see them through their current bad patch.

The 3-0 defeat at Chelsea was a fourth defeat in a row, Sean Dyche’s side 15th in the Premier League and three points above the relegation zone.

A poor start to last season as the Clarets struggled to juggle league and Europa League commitments saw them battling at the wrong end of the table.

They pulled clear to safety with ease but the campaign as a whole included four separate three-game losing runs and one of four games.

Defeat against high-flying Leicester at Turf Moor on Sunday would extend the current stretch to five, but Mee has faith that things will get back on track sooner rather than later.

“We’ve been here before and know what it’s about,” the captain said.

“That’s what experience is for. We’ve got a group of players that are close-knit, will work hard together and have got a good bond.

“No-one will get too down and we’ll go again and keep going and keep going.

“We’ve got experience of being in situations like this which will work in our benefit I’m sure.”

A tough end to 2019 and start to 2020 has raised levels of concern on the terraces at Turf Moor, but the skipper insists inside the dressing room, everyone continues to keep a level head.

“We’re not panicking,” said Mee.

“We need to pick up a few more points, and we’ve got a group players that will give everything and that’s what we’ve always have done and always will do.

“Everyone’s got belief in each other. We know what we need to do and what the job at hand is. We need to get it right.”

The 30-year-old is under no illusions about how tough it will be to turn things around.

After welcoming Leicester to East Lancashire, the Clarets head to Manchester United before Arsenal visit Turf Moor the week after the FA Cup fourth round clash with Norwich.

Mee knows though that one positive result can help shift the mentality.

“There’s some tough games coming up,” he said.

“Leicester are going really well, I know they lost on Saturday, but they’ve been doing well.

“We know the challenge, we know what we need to do, and there’s no lack of effort, heart and desire to get the wins.

“We just need to work on that final ball at the top and create chances.

“We need to get a bit of confidence back and we’ll be alright I think.”

The Clarets will be hoping for better fortunes second time around against Leicester.
They went down 2-1 at Leicester back in October and were only denied a point when Chris Wood saw what would have been a late equaliser ruled out by VAR.

The striker was adjudged to have fouled Jonny Evans much to the dismay of all involved with the Clarets.

“We went there and put on a good performance,” said Mee, who had a loan spell with Foxes back in 2011.

“We had VAR that day as well and it was quite a bad one. It was one of the worst and not what it’s for. You can’t have it like that.

“It will be a tough game for us but we know what we need to do and will do a good job.”