Sean Dyche believes his side have no case to answer when it comes to recent complaints over Burnley's physical approach.
Jurgen Klopp referenced it after Liverpool's win over the Clarets last month while Rafa Benitez criticised a James Tarkowski tackle on Richarlison, a challenge Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville said had no place in football, after Burnley's defeat at Everton on Monday night.
There seems to be an increasing agenda against the Clarets, not that Dyche is fazed by that, with the Burnley boss pointing to his side's current 97 game Premier League run without a red card as one reason why the negative narrative is misplaced.
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"It is not about proving points but there is a point there. You can’t be all these tough tackling players every week if the record says you are 97 games without a sending off. It just can’t be the case," said Dyche, ahead of the home game with Arsenal on Saturday.
"We are pretty high in the table of fair play as well, I think there was only one season, so we have to be doing things properly. How can we not?
"I think there is a balance to the game and I think it is coming back into balance and I am quite happy with that.
"The technical and tactical element is fantastic but there still has to be a belief and a rawness that fans can see players giving their lot and it is hard to show that players are giving their lot without going to physicality. People often go to that to explore the idea of giving everything.
"I think people love a tackle and a challenge, they love to see people putting sweat on the shirt and blocks and straining themselves to score a goal, that can be as important and as beautiful a moment as any technical quality.
"Fans I think, and maybe I am getting old, and maybe the youngsters don’t understand but fans of a certain age of maybe 18 years and up must know when they see a player giving everything and sometimes the best way of showing it is physically challenging and giving your lot to the cause.
"I think that still has a place and I am pleased to see it coming back in so far this season."
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