Burnley boss Vincent Kompany insists his side have “always remained strong” in tough times as they aim to secure Premier League survival.

The Clarets are second-from-bottom in the table, five points adrift of safety, and now have only nine league games to go this season.

Prior to the international break, Burnley earned a first win in 11 Premier League games with a 2-1 victory against 10-man Brentford thanks to David Datro Fofana’s winner.

Kompany admitted there is no “good or bad time” for the break to happen and praised his team for “keeping the belief” throughout the season.

“I don’t really think there’s a good or bad time, I think it’s good that we won the game, but as well it’s really clear now there’s nine games left,” he told a press conference.

“It’s a run until the end of the season and to build up that energy also mentally and physically and go into that run of games we’ll see, maybe it’s not the worst thing. We’re very focused on the games ahead now.

“In tough times we’ve always remained strong and we’ve always kept the belief so all of a sudden when you have a win, I hope that encourages that.

“We’re not a roller coaster team, I don’t think, at least not emotionally, so I feel pretty confident that win or lose we’re always able to get back on track, but it’s about winning at the moment.”

Burnley resume their bid for survival against Chelsea on Saturday at Stamford Bridge before facing Wolves on Tuesday at home.

Kompany confirmed that there are no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s match, but they will be without Chelsea loanee Fofana.

“We’ve been lucky, no one picked up anything on international duty,” he said.

“There was a bit of a scare with one of the players but in the end for us it has been a positive international break so we can look forward to the next game.

“There’s obviously this week where we have three games, so still we’ll have to assess a few players and make a few decisions.

“(Fofana has) scored a lot of goals in a very short period of time, that’s crucial for us, but there’s another game on Tuesday and there’s another game after that so he’ll be available for all these other games.”