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Burnley travel to Chelsea today for what will be Thomas Tuchel’s second game in charge of the West London club following their 0-0 home draw against Wolves when he took his place on the touchline for the first time.

Ahead of today’s game, the new manager said: “You can play the game however you want and it is every manager’s and every club’s choice to adapt to a certain style and to impose a certain style. We have to find solutions, it’s as easy as that.

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“We came very close against Wolves. We have to improve in the last twenty metres and position wise and timing wise, with runs, with dribbling, and in taking maybe even more risks in certain zones and speeding up the game when we already have the advantage. This is the challenge, so we’re in the middle of it.

“I will not lose any minutes in worrying about the style of the opponent. It was also our fault that Wolves played so deep because we played high up the pitch with a lot of possession. So it is also action and reaction and our quality pushed Wolves very deep in the game and it was hard to find a solution.

“It’s my job to adapt to this and we expect Burnley to be a very solid squad, a very structured 4-4-2 normally, a very defensive and disciplined block, and this is fair enough. This is how they play, this is how they play in the first division and this is how they get their results. It’s on us and it’s a big challenge again.”

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Sean Dyche has seen a major improvement as the season has progressed and again he spoke about the trust he has in his players. He said: “I have a lot of trust in these players and how they go about their business and that has been reinforced by recent good results. It’s been a good reminder to the players about the quality they have and the level of performances they are capable of.

“The physical and running stats are very high at the moment and we’ve never been scared of a challenge. We’ve had a few knocks along the way, so when you come out of that and you look at your players, it reminds you how good they are as people and as players. But nothing in this league is a given and we will still have to do it week in and week out because you can never take the Premier League for granted.”

Dyche added: “We are beginning to regroup and that has been ticking along for a few games now. The points return has been very good, but we are reality bound. It’s not easy going to Chelsea anyway, and they now have a new manager, which usually affects the players’ performances.

” But we are in good shape and there is a lot of belief in what we do. We are looking more effective in our performances and we’re going to need one on Sunday because you can’t go to these clubs without giving everything you have to win a game.”

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