Burnley manager Sean Dyche has praised the performances of his team this season and has revealed he thinks they are not far off from competing with the Premier League's top teams.
The Clarets are currently seventh in the Premier League table, just a point behind Liverpool and two points away from Tottenham. They play Bournemouth away on Wednesday evening and a win would see them overtake Spurs, who have played a game more.
Dyche thinks that Burnley are getting closer to the top teams in the Premier League after the results against them this season. The Clarets have played against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham so far this campaign, and have earned five points out of a possible 15.
According to the Lancashire Telegraph, the 46-year-old said, "I don't we think we get too carried away with ourselves but we continue to progress. On any given day when two teams come together in the PL it can be closer than you think, we saw Huddersfield have a real good go at Man City.
"I think there's more to it than just that. Over a period of games we've played the top sides and got closer to them, some we've got great results against and some we've just got close to."
The Burnley boss also praised the level of performances against all the teams this season. He added, "It's not a measurement on any one game it's over how many of these top teams you play and so far this season we've delivered really good performances this season against the top sides, and against everyone really.
"There's not been a performance this season that I've been disgruntled with."