SEAN Dyche has praised his side’s resilience after rebounding from their four-game losing run in style.

Clarets fans feared their side were heading for a real relegation scrap following the 3-0 defeat at Chelsea back on January 11.

But they have seen their side rally with wins over Leicester City and Manchester United and a point against Arsenal lifting them up to 11th spot and seven points clear of the drop zone.

Now with a two-break ahead of visiting Southampton on December 15, spirits are high at Turf Moor.

“I am a realist and there are some very tough challenges in the league and on paper, on the back of losing four people are wondering how that will come out,” Dyche said.

“I am pleased to say we focus on the facts and not the perception and I think that is a really healthy return.

“Three very good sides and we have taken seven points from that and the players deserve it – they have worked very hard to, not turn things around as we were not a million miles away, but to turn the key moments in a game our way.”

There were several strong performances against the Gunners, Matt Lowton taking the man-of-the-match honours as he looks to fend off the challenge of Phil Bardsley at right-back.

Dyche however was keen to praise his side’s efforts from back to front as the Clarets ended a run of 11 straight defeats against Arsenal but failed to turn their chances into a first league victory against them since 1974.

“It was a tough decision because Bardo has done very well when he has been in the team,” the Burnley boss said of his choices at right-back.

“I thought Lowts had done enough to stay in and I thought he deserved to on that performance.

“I thought there were a number of very good performances, I thought the front two were excellent.

“They never stopped running and pressing and also got in the danger zone and found those chances.

“Dwight (McNeil) pops up and the midfield two and Jeff (Hendrick) did a great job for us.

“From the defending side of things I thought the shape was good and if all that is not working then there was still Popey (Nick Pope) when needed.

“When we are on a performance level like that then we can be competitive against anyone in the division.”