BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche doesn't believe last season's win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was not the best win he's had while in charge.

The Clarets won 3-2 on the first day of last season against the then champions - Dyche thinks his side don't go to these grounds feeling inferior anymore.

Chelsea won this return fixture 4-0 at Turf Moor back in October - Dyche insists he's always been proud of his players.

“It’s not the best, it’s the first game of the season, it meant something because it was the first game and no one was expecting it, but there’s been way bigger and more meaningful results," said Dyche.

“It certainly started off a very good season on the front foot.

“There are tough challenges when you go to these places and if you do win, of course it is a marker that you can win games against those teams.

“It was a good one off and good for the fans, but there’s been so many games that mean more, it balances out.

“I think the season before, you go to these grounds and sometimes can sense it, where you think ‘are we really going to grip this game and take it on?’

“I’m not saying we weren’t, but there was a different feeling when we beat them, first game, everyone ready to go, and that feeling in the dressing room of ‘okay, let’s take it on and have that clear mindset.

“I want that to continue, and we’ve had that in the second half of the season.

“We’ve taken on every game, and I’ve been reminding the players nothing is done, because I want that edge to their performances.

“It doesn’t guarantee anything but gives you a whole better chance if you’re in the right frame of mind and understanding of the job.

“I think the squad have had their challenges, but they mature as players and in their know how of the Premier League, and that’s in life as well, the longer you spend at a level, the more it becomes more the norm, and once you normalise something usually you handle it better.

“That’s improved over the last few years, and you also can’t take it for granted, as a crutch to lean on, you’ve got to make sure you’re on every detail in every performance, more so against the big teams."

Dyche knows his side's remaining four games are tough, but insists he wants his team to take care of themselves.

“I reminded many people during the season, I wasn’t not proud then, these players continually fight for more, work for everything they get - I’ve always been proud of the players.

“When you’re winning games, it just enhances that, but there’s nothing to do with pride, just the fact that the players have worked very hard and continue to do so, they’ve taken the club, themselves and ourselves a long way from Christmas onwards, and now you’ve got to finish it off.

“That’s not easy, but ideally you want to take care of it yourself.

“That’s what we’ve down historically, we’ve done everything we can to make sure we’re okay, coming out of the Championship, staying in the Premier League, earning Europa football, and now a different challenge.

“That’s our mindset, even though there’s a tough run of games, we want to look after ourselves.

“They’re all tough games, obviously the stats do offer something a bit different with the bigger teams, but we want to rely on ourselves. If other things go for you, great, but other than that, we want to rely on ourselves.