Burnley manager reveals why his club lost to Chelsea at Turf Moor on Saturday

October 27th, 2019 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Burnley manager Sean Dyche admits Chelsea “were too strong for us in the clinical moments” after losing to the West London club 4-2 at Turf Moor on Saturday evening.

Burnley were punished for mistakes as they slipped to a home defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League as Christian Pulisic struck twice in the first half, both goals coming after the Clarets’ errors.

Matt Lowton was caught in possession by the American midway through the half and he advanced, fashioned himself some space and fired into the far corner.

And Pulisic profited again in the second half when James Tarkowski’s sloppy pass out from the back was intercepted by Willian and fell to Pulisic who drove forward and fired home via a Ben Mee deflection.

The 21-year-old completed a perfect hat-trick when he glanced home Mason Mount’s cross and Willian added a quickfire fourth for the visitors

At that point Burnley looked well beaten but to their credit they fought until the end with a Jay Rodriguez screamer and a deflected Dwight McNeil effort adding some respectability to the scoreline.

Burnley boss rued missing chances, saying: “When you make a chance at this level you have to take it.”

He, however, admitted his side made too many errors. His words: “Unfortunately we made too many mistakes and you can’t do that. We’ve done it twice now against the top sides, but credit to my lads because we kept going.”

Speaking to Match of the Day, Dyche: “Chelsea are a good side and they are in top form, credit to them but the second goal was our own doing.

“It was similar to the game we played against Liverpool and the second goal was a killer.

“Our mentality continues to grow and we are creating better standard of chances against these top sides and there’s a growing belief in what we can do, but we can’t commit those mistakes.”

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