Sean Dyche has warned Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel that Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet could be the thorn in the Blues’ side ahead of the weekend Premier League clash between the two.
Burnley have struggled so far this season with accumulating points in the top flight and that has resulted in Dyche’s side lingering in 18th place going into November.
A game therefore against the current table-toppers, who have only conceded three goals so far this season in the league, isn’t the ideal fixture that Dyche and co. were hoping for after their impressive win over Brentford.
However, the Clarets boss himself has picked out one player in particular who could cause the Blues real problems at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and that’s unsurprisingly Cornet, who has netted four goals in the Premier League so far this season since his summer switch from Ligue 1.
“He is enjoying his football here and we want that to continue,” Dyche said in his pre-match press conference, via our sister publication Lancs Live. “We knew we needed competitive players in and I think we have done that and I think that has shown.
“That is a good platform to keep building on. We will see where it takes us, still a lot of hard work to do but there are strong signs that this group is getting stronger as a unit and what we look for them to achieve.”
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A Kurt Zouma header in the former of the two results mentioned and a Christian Pulisic hat-trick in the prior are the two main talking points from triumphant wins that the club legend masterminded against Burnley in the two previous campaigns.
Despite these two great results in isolation, that didn’t save Lampard from getting the chop at the start of 2021 and Dyche himself was surprised by that ruthless decision made at the time by Marina Granovskaia and co.
He said: “I think they are using good players wisely, a very strong squad
“They have spent a lot of money to strengthen, that investment, as well as the coaching, is paying off
“I thought Frank was doing a good job personally but the new manager has definitely had an effect.”