THAT'S pretty much it. Drama over. We’re safe.

Okay, we’re not actually safe in the mathematical sense but we’re eight points clear of the drop after Cardiff's win at Brighton in midweek and it would take a disaster of epic proportions for us to slide through the trap door now.

I did say earlier in the season that I felt we’d have enough in the locker and the most annoying part of it all now is the realisation that this season could have been so much better had we performed better in the first half of the campaign.

The return of points since the start of the year is sensational – better than the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham – so it is baffling why the first part of the campaign was so bad after finishing seventh last time around so impressively.

I know the emergence of Dwight McNeil on the wing and the return of Tom Heaton in goal gave us a spark but I can’t believe that is the sole reason for the upturn in fortunes.

But, that said, there’s very little point dwelling on the past.

Surviving in the Premier League is the goal going into every season and we’ve all but done that now.

We’ve got four games coming up against big, big opposition so it feels great that we can, to a certain extent, relax going into them and try and enjoy the run-in.

Not that manager Sean Dyche will allow his players to take their foot of the gas.

I chatted to both star man Charlie Taylor and two-goal striker Chris Wood after the game against Cardiff on Saturday and both were certain that they wanted to finish the season on a high.

Taylor even had a glint in his eye when he spoke of putting a dent in Manchester City’s title aspirations when the Clarets face them at the end of the month.

Whatever we get now it’s a bonus but if I was targeting any of the upcoming games then Everton away and Arsenal at home on the last day of the season I definitely think are winnable.

Heck, I might even stick my neck out and say Chelsea away on Monday night is somewhere we can get a positive result.

I think Chelsea, Everton and Arsenal have been so inconsistent this season that they’re fair game.

City, on the other hand, are different gravy.

I think Pep Guardiola’s side will pip Liverpool to the title in all honesty and I’m just glad we’re going to go into our meeting with them not needing a win!

Being in the Premier League should be about appreciating the great talent the division has to offer and the next four games will certainly allow us to do that now.