SEAN Dyche’s mantra has always been to take each game as it comes, one at a time.

And I think with the run that we’re on, that’s a great philosophy for us to try and employ.

A defeat at  Stamford Bridge against Chelsea last weekend was probably not the most unexpected result given the respective form and the number of injuries and illnesses we had.

But we have to quickly forget about it and move onto the next game, the visit of Leicester City to Turf Moor on Sunday.

The Foxes have had a brilliant season so far and will obviously come into the game with their tails up after recovering from a bit of a festive blip.

They’re a bit of a strange side in that season-to-season they are a bit of a yo-yo side, one year champions, the next struggling and a bit of stagnation then again this season challenging in the top three.

Brendan Rodgers has done a superb job since coming in and has got that Leicester team playing some fantastic football.

I know he’s had a bit of cash at his disposal but he’s also getting a solid tune out of some of the lads who perhaps hadn’t performed as well last season.

We need the same kind of tune out of our squad at the minute.

We’re going to be without our main striker Ashley Barnes for the foreseeable future because he’s undergoing some treatment on a hernia problem.

The timing couldn’t be worse but I guess both Barnes and Dyche wanted to squeeze as much out of the season as they could before the striker went under the knife.

It does given Jay Rodriguez – and perhaps even Matej Vydra – a chance to get some game time and I’ve no doubt that the pair will be raring to go and hopefully make the most of the opportunity.

It might be the best chance Vydra gets although I notice that the Czech international has spoken to Dyche and asked about a move away due to the lack of minutes on the pitch.

I can’t blame the former Derby County man for wanting out because there have been times when it looked like he’d never get a game in a Clarets shirt.

It’s Euro 2020 year and he’ll obviously be wanting to force his way back into the national side ahead of the summer.

He won’t do that sat on the bench at Burnley and it might be better for all parties if a move away from Turf Moor did materialise during the January transfer window.

I just hope we wouldn’t live to regret not giving him a chance...