SEAN Dyche admits it is going to be 'very difficult' for any team to break the monopoly of the Premier League's 'Big Six' in the near future.

The Clarets are currently sitting seventh in the table and occupying the 'best of the rest' spot and although they've briefly broken into the top six this season Dyche believes sustaining a challenge could prove difficult.

The disparity between the resources available to the top six and the rest was highlighted again on Wednesday with Liverpool's £75million deal for Virgil Van Dijk, and while Dyche admits Leicester's unlikely title success shows the stranglehold can be broken he believes it is becoming ever tougher to be done again.

"I think it is very difficult. We saw with Leicester it is not impossible, but improbable. Nothing is impossible in football," the Turf Moor chief said.

"But sometimes probability outweighs possibility. The way it is going is it is harder and harder. Forgetting about the quality of coaching, if you have a team like Man City spending £100m on three full-backs that is an interesting thing.

"Even Liverpool if you have someone spending £75m on a centre-back there are not many clubs who can compete with that. That £75m is probably pushing our transfer budget forever probably. Or very close.

"That’s one player against the history of another club – in the same division. So that’s going to be hard to narrow the gaps on. True development of players takes time.

"If you are buying in the highest end of the market constantly, in any walk of life, there is a fair chance it is going to operate in a higher fashion."

The Clarets will look to maintain their top six challenge at Huddersfield tomorrow and Dyche is impressed with the Terriers' start to life in the Premier League.

“I think they've all adapted well. They were making some noise at the end of last season about running it more business-like but they've gone on and spent, I think, about £50-60m. They've had a real go at it," he said.

"I must say what they've done extremely well is mould a team. I don't know all the facts but I think only maybe four or five players are playing regularly who were in the side last season.

“That means you've had a lot of change and to mould that together is a fantastic thing to do as a manager, as a staff and for the players. To accept new players and get on with the task of making it a side, they've done that very well and got some very good points on the board."