Well that certainly looks good doesn’t it?

Perhaps not as good as straight after the match when we were sitting pretty in fourth but still, seventh is still very satisfying.

We’re just three points behind third-place Arsenal… and we’re three points ahead of Manchester United.

Okay, that last one might not be anything to brag about.

Saturday’s performance was very pleasing and I think it was a very good barometer of where we’re at this season.

Everton are a big club and have spent lots of money over the last few transfer windows.

But, as I said last week, it's no good spending all the money if you can’t craft an identity and a fluidity to your play.

That was fully in evidence on Saturday as Sean Dyche’s men had more spirit, more guile and – ultimately – a little bit of Jeff Hendrick to get the three points.

The one thing that cannot be over-looked is that the 1-0 win was also the Clarets’ third clean sheet from four home Premier League games.

This time last year we couldn’t keep a clean sheet for love nor money!

A lot has been written and talked about last season and the extremely poor start we made but that’s fast becoming a distant memory given the fact we now have the same amount of points on the board as we did after getting thrashed 5-1 by Everton last Boxing Day.

I said before the last international break that the four games after were all ones we could get results in and that’s exactly what we’ve done.

Two wins and two draws – especially against the teams we played – is massive and, as we found out two seasons ago, it’s so important to get the points as early as possible.

All talk of a finish high enough up to trigger another European adventure is far too premature but it is nice to day dream I guess!

The first couple of games after the international break – Leicester City away and Chelsea at home – might be a bit tougher but after that, we’re back on a run of games that are very much in the same vein as the last four.

If we get through November with another big haul of points in the bag then it might just be time to crack out the ‘believe’ hashtag.

But let’s not get too carried away yet – if this season is teaching us anything, it’s that nothing is guaranteed!