SEAN Dyche is pleased with how his Burnley side are progressing, despite defeat at Leicester on Saturday.

The Clarets went down 2-1 at the King Power Stadium at the weekend as they came within a whisker of taking home a hard-earned point against Brendan Rodgers' men.

Dyche’s side were only denied a share of the spoils when Chris Wood’s goal eight minutes from time was ruled out by referee Jonathan Moss for an apparent foul on Jonny Evans.

It left Burnley perplexed but with the three points taking Leicester up to third and the Clarets up in eighth, both sides having made strong starts to the season, Dyche was keen to take the positives.

Another impressive display underlined just how different things are from the struggles of 12 months ago for the Burnley boss.

"I thought the performance, generally, was good," Dyche said.

"Don't forget people are talking about Leicester breaking into the top four, and we certainly gave as good as we got.

"We kept them pretty quiet, of course they had their moments but you expect that, and there wasn't a lot in the game.

“They got out of jail a little bit and we've had our chances.

"But the bigger picture is we have moved a long way coming to places like this and performing like that.

“We are in a far better place than we were at this time last season and that has to be registered.

"Our mentality towards these kind of games, to go away from home and take things on, has been strong so far, although we have to continue of course."

The Clarets are back on home soil this Saturday against Chelsea looking to continue their fine start at Turf Moor.

Dyche’s side have kept three clean sheets in their three home victories, only Liverpool taking any points off Burnley with a 3-0 win at the end of August.

Frank Lampard’s side have however won five in a row in all competitions and are fourth in the table.

Elsewhere, Burnley fans have sold out their allocation for the next away game at Sheffield United on November 2.

All 2,800 tickets have been snapped up for the game against Chris Wilder’s side at Bramall Lane.

The Clarets then complete the run into the next international break at home to West Ham United on November 9.