SEAN Dyche can sympathise with Huddersfield as pundits continue to write the Terriers off this season.

Although David Wagner's side survived against the odds last season they have been widely tipped for a struggle this term and are winless after seven league games.

But Dyche and Burnley have been told they're not good enough for the Premier League themselves in previous seasons and the Turf Moor boss believes a top flight future is guaranteed for only a few clubs.

"It’s a familiar place to us at Burnley we’ve had that year on year, although less so last season and going into this year because of that good season," Dyche said of being written off.

"I think there’s only a handful of clubs now for which it’s a given in the Premier League."

Although the Terriers have had a tricky start to the campaign, Dyche insists he won't be turning up expecting the three points today.

"I won’t be taking Huddersfield lightly because of what people might consider of them, I know they’ve got a good group of players, they work very hard, they pressed the life out of Tottenham and pushed them all the way," Dyche said.

"Whatever noise they’re getting is part of life in the Premier League, we just focus on ourselves."

A victory for the Clarets would see them enter the international break on a run of three successive wins.

It would be an impressive turnaround for a side who found themselves bottom of the Premier League table after defeat at Wolves.

But while facing Huddersfield looks a winnable fixture on paper, Dyche said his side can't go into the game with that mentality.

"The other week to talked about must wins, but every game is a must win in the Premier League, every game is so important," he said.

"We’ve prepared well all season, we’ve had challenges but now the focus is back on the Premier League and we look forward to the next one.

"It’s alright thinking it’s a winnable game but when the whistle blows it often doesn’t play out like that. We’ve learnt that over the years.

"We know you’ve got to be right all the time, no matter who you play. It’s fair to say that the top six are very difficult games home and away, but every game is a challenge, you’ve got to be right on top of the performance."