Burnley boss Sean Dyche conceded his side’s injury issues were the worst he’d know in his time at Turf Moor after losing more players in the 1-1 draw with Fulham.

The visitors took the lead in the 49th minute when Ola Aina unknowingly deflected into the net from Ademola Lookman’s corner with Ashley Barnes levelling things up three minutes later as the spoils were shared.

The Clarets remain eight points ahead of Fulham but lost Johann Berg Gudmundsson to a hamstring injury in the first half while his replacement Robbie Brady was withdrawn after 65 minutes due to ankle trouble.

A number of first-team players are already on the sidelines and Dyche admitted his exasperation with the situation, blaming the hectic schedule in place this season.

“The challenge we’ve had with injuries has been unbelievable,” he said. “We get people fit then they go down injured.

“I’ve been here eight and a half years, I’ve got all the stats, facts and analysis and I’ve never seen anything like it. We’ve had training schedules for eight years so we know what works for us.

“The game schedule is the only thing we can look at, there have been way more games and strange kick-off times – that’s not a gripe but it must have had an effect. But I’m surprised it has had this big of an effect.”