Had Sean Dyche’s team not succumbed to an injury-time penalty against Arsenal at the weekend, they would be level on points with the Gunners and Liverpool too.
It’s a remarkable achievement for a team built on a shoestring budget and punching above their weight in the top-flight. Sportsmail takes a look at how Dyche has done it…
Burnley’s win at Bournemouth on Wednesday lifted them into the top six in the Premier League
It is a remarkable achievement for a team that manager Sean Dyche has built on a budget
Burnley fans have enjoyed watching what has been their best Premier League campaign so far
ROLL OF THE DYCHE
The 46-year-old manager, once dubbed the Ginger Mourinho, is an obvious starting point. Dyche has worked wonders at Turf Moor, guiding Burnley into the Premier League on two occasions and now well on his way to keeping them there for the third year in a row.
He has relied on a largely British and Irish squad who are well disciplined and well…