Burnley came off a 5-0 mauling by Manchester City last weekend only to suffer another hammering at the hands of a top-six outfit, with Chelsea visiting Turf Moor and putting another four past Sean Dyche’s team without reply.
Dyche admitted afterwards that his side just couldn’t compete against Sarri’s in form Blues.
”We started very well, it’s a fair shout and then we give away a poor goal from our point of view. It was a top side doing what top sides do, they finish clinically.’’ Dyche told Sky Sports.
“On reflection we have played two top sides back to back in City and Chelsea who have delivered top performances and it’s hard to deal with that. We aren’t a million miles away.”
Dyche reflected on the growing strength of the top-six sides ever since Leicester City’s historic title win in 2016.
“Ever since Leicester threw the form book out of the window the superpowers have moved forwards. They have deeper squads, it is getting more difficult to compete. If you look at the table the only real anomaly at the moment is Manchester United.’’ He continued.
“Chelsea are title contenders without a doubt. They have a real mixture of players, they are a top top side. The techinical and physical quality of their play is outstanding.”