Burnley boss Sean Dyche felt his side are beginning to get back to their best despite a narrow 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night.

The Clarets produced perhaps their best display of the season so far but were undone by Son Heung-min's late header at Turf Moor.

It was tough on Burnley who had chances of their own with James Tarkowski seeing a header cleared off the line by Harry Kane.

But the defeat means the Clarets have lost four of their opening five top flight fixtures and remain in the bottom three ahead of the visit of Chelsea on Saturday.

Here's everything Dyche said after the final whistle.

What pleased and disappointed you?

"My only disappointment really was a soft goal, we defended very well.

"There's a maybe foul on the build-up which gives them a corner, Harry Kane on Westy where he sort of shoves him off the ball - I am a bit annoyed with that, but to be honest, we should deal with it (the corner) better.

"We lose the flight of the ball as it comes in and we don't deal with the second phase of it.

"The first contact can happen, the second phase we left a pocket in the box, which is unlike us, and that's the only disappointment.

"The two midfielders played very well, Dwight is still looking like he's performing, Johann is getting fitter and sharper and Lowts came in after injury.

"These are good signs from a group I know and trust and take great pride in how they work and the work the staff and players are putting in on the training pitch was on show, and has been the last two games.

"That's important. Performances over a season will look after us."

Is it another step in the right direction?

"It was another big sign of it because with all due respect, West Brom are new to the division and it can be tough, but Spurs are obviously a very well-established side with players who are regulars in the Premier League and they are a good side.

"We kept them quiet for a lot of the game, for a team that has some really good attacking players and very good players.

"And offensively I think we out-chanced them and had one cleared off the line. There were some good signs.

"The whole feel of the performance was another step on from the West Brom game and we have to keep performing like that.

"We've got to do better in both boxes but there are clear signs we're beginning to play well again and look like a good outfit.

"Now of course you need some rewards for that."

Was it just a clinical edge that was missing?

"We created enough to score a goal but we didn't find that moment, like at West Brom, but if you keep knocking on the door it will open.

"The two centre forwards were very good at West Brom, particularly in the second half, and again tonight, Woody particularly was excellent. That's a good sign.

"And you're getting other important players back, they're getting that real match sharpness and fitness.

"I've been really pleased with the work the staff and players are putting in, and you've seen that in the last two performances.

"It has to continue and we need to find that consistency, not only during a performance, but game after game."

Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur has a shot blocked by Kevin Long

How close is Ben Mee?

"He'll be back, we've managed to get a bounce game for him (on Tuesday), which he'll play some part in, probably not all, but he's training with the group now so that's good.

"It has been a long injury, 16, 17 weeks with a few slip ups within that so we have to be careful.

"We want people back fit and staying fit, without breaking them."

How close are Erik Pieters and Phil Bardsley to a return?

"We will wait and see

"Bardo is just getting the next check and he has to pass the next test

"Erik is making good progress but we will have to wait and see, it will probably be touch and go for them two."

How impressed were you with Matt Lowton against the dangerous Son?

"I thought the defensive unit did very well, the whole team did on that side of things

"Lowts was stepping in after a period out which is not easy.

"He was really thirsty to play and if we had had cover we might have given him another week but he was really hungry to play and I thought he showed that with a good performance."

Do Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood have the edge as a front pair given their history of performing for you?

"When you get the shirt it is how you perform.

"I thought they performed at West Brom and tonight they were a handful, the two of them.

"Jay is getting fitter and has been injured of course. Vyds is around it as well.

"People know I like playing with two centre forwards and when you have a front to your team like we did tonight and at West Brom then you always look more effective

"We have got to get them goals as well of course but the performance level gives us a front to our team and a base to work from.

"And they both work well in defence as well because their shape and the distances were really good against a good Tottenham side

"And they were very effective working in attack as well, goals will come for them if they keep doing that and we have a good four there and I think they have all their strengths."

What did you make of Erik Lamela's challenge on Dwight McNeil?

"It could have been punished but I would hope not

"It (the game) has diluted down to a new level of weakness to be honest so I don't want to start taking moments that are not bad moments, a little bit loose maybe but not terrible moments.

"That used to be the norm, I am not saying I want it but my point is that I don't think you can start over thinking all of these things."

On Ashley Barnes' clash with Toby Alderweireld

"He goes up for the ball, he is clearly looking at the flight of the ball.

"He is using his arms just for leverage and you have to be careful. If you start taking everything out of the game, it is already a lot of non contact, if we lose that competitive edge and physicality then I don't know where the game will end up so I think we have to be a little bit careful with that ."