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Dyche wants Burnley 'to play with freedom' at Wembley

Posted on 26 August 2017  - 14:59

Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes his players can draw inspiration from their opening-day triumph at Chelsea as they bid to repeat that feat against us at Wembley on Sunday.

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The Clarets ran out 3-2 winners against the reigning champions at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago and, as we build up towards the first Wembley meeting between us and Burnley since our 1962 FA Cup Final triumph, Dyche is looking for another scalp at another high-profile stadium.

“Our continued growth as a group, not just with a group of players, but also our drive to understand the Premier League can only be enhanced when you get big results at big stadiums, like at Chelsea,” said the visitors’ manager, whose side lost 1-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion last Saturday before a 2-0 midweek EFL Cup win at Blackburn Rovers.

“You can’t really measure it, but you just know that the players will continue to mature from such experiences going forward.

“Now that doesn’t mean we are guaranteed a result against Tottenham, but it means you are in a better train of thought because of the recent experience.

“We go there to play with a bit more freedom – at least that’s what I want from them – but still with a professional job to do.”