ASHLEY Westwood insists Burnley have time on their side when it comes to turning things around and moving towards the right half of the Premier League table.

The 3-0 defeat at Chelsea, a fourth in a row for Sean Dyche’s side, means the Clarets are 15th in the table and three points above the drop zone.

A tough run of games continues at home to Leicester on Sunday with Manchester United and Arsenal to follow in quick succession.

Westwood, who admitted the Clarets shot themselves in the foot at Stamford Bridge, is remaining upbeat however.

“We didn't help ourselves, we thought we were comfortable and then we found ourselves two goals down,” the midfielder said.

“When you come to places like this it's always difficult to get back in to the game.

“We stuck at it and in the second half we managed to keep it down to one goal.

“We know we need to perform better than that, we know that, but there's still a long way to go.

“We've got some tough games coming up, but there are games after that where we can pick up a few more points.”

Westwood is eyeing a return to more promising early season form in what has been a stop-start campaign, Burnley also having had two three-game losing streaks before the current stretch.

A trip to Brendan Rodgers’ third-place side looks daunting on paper but the Clarets will take heart from their performance in the 2-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium in October, Chris Wood thinking he had scored a late equaliser only for it to be ruled out by VAR.

“We all work hard for each other, but we need to get back to basics now and really take teams on,” Westwood said.

"We need to get back to doing what we were doing earlier on in the season.

“I thought at that point of the season we were brilliant, we'd carried it on from last season, and now we've got Leicester at home.

"It's a game we felt we should have won at their place and they've had a bad result (against Southampton) as well.

“Come Sunday we'll have had a good week's work and we'll see where that takes us."