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Monday 23 July 2018

Burnley keep feet on ground insists Dyche

Burnley manager Sean Dyche
Burnley manager Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche sees no reason for Burnley to "swagger" into Brighton tomorrow despite the fact the Clarets temporarily moved into the Premier League's top four this week.

Burnley players will meet the Seagulls with a spring in their step having already accrued 31 points from 17 games, just nine fewer than they managed across the entire 2016-17 season.

Tuesday's victory over Stoke, their sixth win in eight games, momentarily lifted Burnley into the Champions League places and they go into the weekend level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham.

"I don't know about a swagger but I think there's a slightly more assuredness about our own team," Dyche said.

"There's a healthy respect for the opposition but that goes out of the window when the whistle goes and there's clear-mindedness for how we perform.

"It's growing but it needs to be looked after. Football can be a fragile business. We're on the right side of the margins because we're working in the right manner to get on the right side."

Calvert-Lewin signs new deal

Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin has signed a new long-term deal with the Premier League club.

The 20-year-old, who arrived at Goodison Park from Sheffield United in August 2016, will remain with the Toffees until June 2023.

Calvert-Lewin has formed an impressive partnership with Wayne Rooney in attack this season, scoring six goals across 28 appearances in all competitions.

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