Matej Vydra’s all-round performance pleased Burnley boss Sean Dyche as the striker made it two goals in two games in the win over Bournemouth.

With Chris Wood still out after lasting just 22 minutes against Southampton, the Czech frontman started a Premier League game for the first time since November 2018.

And when he backed up his Saints stunner with the opener in the 3-0 win over the Cherries, Vydra ended a 518-day wait for a Turf Moor goal, that coming in a 4-0 victory against the same opposition.

"If you think back, I've always mentioned him among the four strikers, but we have three other really top strikers, facts and stats tell you that as well,” said Dyche.

"Vyds has had to wait, to earn the right, sit and wait for his chance, and that's sometimes the way it is.

"The best thing for me is he's working for his chance. He came on at Southampton and affected the game, brilliant goal, but also his general play.

"Today he worked off the ball, stretched the pitch, which we know he can do, and he's been effective. He's given them something to worry about.

"That's an added bonus. Their centre halves will be thinking he's got pace, strength, and his finish is sublime.

"So, I'm pleased for him because he's been waiting and waiting for his chance, but he's delivered twice now, so fair play.”

Vydra had other chances to score on a day where he and Jay Rodriguez formed a fine tandem up top for the Clarets.

It is early days, but Dyche is already seeing encouraging signs from the partnership, Rodriguez scoring Burnley’s second goal from the spot after VAR had ruled out Harry Wilson’s strike at the other end and penalised Adam Smith for handball.

"I thought some of their link play second half was excellent, I always think when two centre forwards are linking together, it's a very powerful thing, it's hard to play against,” said the Clarets boss.

“Some of their clever play and awareness of each other I was really pleased with.

"There were signs of that last week, but it was obvious today.

“They had a couple of golden chances but we are happy with one apiece and a 3-0 victory.

“They’re both team players as well, Jay puts a lot of effort in for the team and has a real team mentality which underlines his own performances.”