MATT Lowton feels Burnley's wait for a first Premier League win of 2020/21 won't go on much longer if performances mirror that against Spurs.

The Clarets slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Jose Mourinho's men on Monday night.

But after being on top for long spells, with chances falling to Josh Brownhill, Ashley Westwood and Johann Berg Gudmundsson, while James Tarkowski had one cleared off the line, Lowton felt their efforts in the game warranted more.

The fit-again defender, on his return to the line-up after injury, was also encouraged by their defensive performance against a side that had hit an incredible 19 goals in just four games before arriving in East Lancashire. Indeed, Spurs scored with their only shot on target, which was a blow to Lowton and co, who have just one point from their opening five games.

“I thought we deserved more,” said the right back, who had been sidelined since June.

“We played well and stopped them creating chances, which they’ve been doing at will recently.

“We’re disappointed to come away with nothing, which is a good sign.

“I thought it was a good collective performance and we look back to us. If we play like that we’ll pick up points, definitely.”

The Clarets' next opportunity comes on Saturday, when Chelsea are the latest visitors from the capital.

“It is frustrating. It’s up to us to create more chances and take them when they come but we’ve got the base there and back to what we’re good at,” added Lowton, speaking to the club's official website.

“In the last couple of weeks the training has been top-end. The lads have been working hard and getting back to what we’re good at.

"We’ve shown in the last two games the work-rate and the togetherness and we’ll keep building on that and the confidence we’ll take from the performance (against Spurs) will help us going into the weekend as well.

“It will be another tough one (against Chelsea). But if we work hard like we did today and the two boys up front put themselves about like they did we’ll look to make it difficult for them.

“No centre-halves will want to play against that and hopefully we can turn one of the chances into a goal.”

Of coming back after a four-month lay-off, Lowton said: “Nobody wants to be injured. It’s tough, but you’ve got to stay mentally strong, do the work with the physios and the rehab with the boys outside and when the chance comes you’ve got to be ready to take it.

“Hopefully I can build on that now and help the boys get some points on the board.

“It’s been frustrating, but it is what is and it’s good to be back.”