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Dyche delighted as Clarets reach 40 points

23rd April 2019, 13:08 by Gareth Freeman

Burnley boss Sean Dyche was happy to see his side reach 40 points after their 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday.

The Clarets were involved in the relegation scrap earlier in the campaign but have pulled clear and the point at Stamford Bridge saw Burnley reach 40 points, widely considered as the benchmark for Premier League survival.

Chelsea defender David Luiz branded Burnley's style as "anti-football" after the game, but Dyche rejected that criticism and has now urged his side to continue to push in the final weeks after a long season that started in Europa League qualifying last July.

"Twenty-eight points from 16 games: you can't do that with anti-football," he told reporters. "You have to play some football to get that many points.

"We're in a super strong position, but you work on facts. We know it's a big marker, 40 points, but we have to see it through."

He added: "It was our 48th game of the season, players going down with cramp. I don't know how you could question that. We can't afford the technical prowess of these teams. You have to find a way to be successful in the Premier League.

"This was the final way to get a point. There are nights like tonight when you have to give every inch. Fans used to love seeing their teams do that. Maybe it's still got a place. We had to fight, do what we can, to get our point."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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