BURNLEY'S home win against Norwich continued a strong 2019 for the Clarets.

Having been in relegation trouble after a stuttering start to last season, the Clarets have picked up 36 points in the 25 games since Boxing Day 2018, when they lost 5-1 at home to Everton.

 They are now ninth in the early Premier League table ahead of travelling to newly-promoted Aston Villa on Saturday.

While boss Sean Dyche has been largely pleased with his side's performances, Chris Wood's double handing then a 2-0 victory over the Canaries last time out, he knows Burnley cannot afford to rest on their laurels.

The Clarets are however in the midst of a winnable stretch of games heading into the next international break, with a home game against Everton following this weekend's game against Dean Smith's at Villa Park.

Dyche believes however that the experiences from last season mean that there's no chance of his side slacking off if results continue to be positive.

“It's a healthy return and I think we could have had two more at Wolves, we deserved that," Dyche said of his side's points total from the last 25 games.

"We can’t take anything for granted, we’re not there, some teams are in the Premier League.

"Everything is a challenge and in a way that keeps the hunger, keeps the edge in what we do, and when we play with that, we’re a strong side.

“So far this season there’s only really been the second half at Brighton where we didn’t perform.

“We’ve performed well this season, and we’ve got to keep doing that."

Villa, who will have former Turf favourite Tom Heaton in goal, are 18th  in the table having picked up four points from their opening six games.