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Sean Dyche is having a wonderful season at Burnley, and the Englishman has transformed Burnley from being a team fighting to stay in the Premier League to a team that’s fighting for a European place.

Burnley are 7th on the table and two points behind Arsenal in 6th, but Chelsea boss Antonio Conte claims that Dyche’s achievements are nothing compared to taking control of one of the world’s biggest clubs and claims there is no pressure on him.

“I think he is doing an important job,” Conte said ahead of the two clubs’ meeting on Thursday.

“He is doing a great job this season. But if you start the season to fight to avoid the relegation zone it is more simple. It is more simple also if you have a small budget because you can count on a team that in the past reached qualification to play again in the league.

“It is more difficult when you have to prepare the transfer market to win something because only one team wins. The others must see the other team win.

“It is more simple because you have to avoid the last three places at the bottom and then you can stay between 10 teams. You can play only for this target.

“Then, if you have a good base and in the previous season played very well, you can count on this. You have to fight only to avoid this.

“It is difficult if you have to play to win because only one team wins and if the other doesn’t win you are the first to speak about a failed season.

“If you don’t win the FA Cup, the league, the Carabao Cup, the season is a failure and, for this reason, it is more difficult to play for this target.”

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