Monday, 18th August, 2014

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has insisted that there are no easy fixtures in the Premier League.

The newly-promoted side will take on Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea at Turf Moor tonight as they kick off life in the top flight.

The 43-year-old feels that facing Chelsea in their first game back in the Premier League is a tough ask, but said that in the English top flight there are no easy games.

“It’s a double edged sword really”, Dyche told the club’s official site.

“I mean which teams do you get in the Premier League where you think that’s going to be an easy one?  


“I don’t think there is such a thing and we’ve got to play them all at some point, the players and myself both know that.”

Dyche admits that taking on Chelsea is a daunting task for Burnley, but the competitive nature of the Premier League will not throw up sure three-pointers for anyone.

“For sure, it’s a tough challenge, they’ve got a fantastic manager, a fantastic club and a fantastic team as well as amazing power in the market.

“Having said that, there are no guarantees for anyone and Jose was open in saying last year that he felt it was one of the leagues that was more open than others.

“We’ll certainly be working hard to make sure it is!”

Burnley finished second in the Championship on 93 points last season and earned automatic promotion to the Premier League along with Leicester City who finished top.

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