SEAN Dyche believes Leeds will face a different kind of pressure now they are top of the Championship.

The Whites suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday, losing 1-0 at Millwall, but Thomas Christiansen's side remain top of the league after a good start to the season.

They travel to Turf Moor tomorrow night (7.45pm) for a Carabao Cup third round tie and Dyche admits he's unsure how they will approach the fixture know their start to the league campaign has thrown them into the promotion picture.

"They have had a really good start," Dyche said of tomorrow's opponents.

"Obviously, there was a blip at the weekend. I believe, with the reports I’ve had on them, that they were that they were a bit off-colour but Millwall were very strong and played very well.

"It’s a different kind of challenge. Theirs is quite obvious. They’re a big club who want to get back into the big league. I don’t know the importance level of (the cup_ to them in the grand scheme of things. I know it’s of 100 per cent importance to them to be in the Premier League.

"We’ve got to take the game seriously as we always do. I think there’ll be clarity from my players, and I don’t know what Leeds will offer. I think they’ve got a couple of injuries.

"They’re a big club and they’re top of the league, so there is a pressure that comes with that. The cup’s a different thing, of course, but they’ve got to navigate their way through that pressure now, the players, the staff, because there will be a heightened feeling of what can be done at Leeds now.

"They’re top of the league, and from what I gather, they deserve to be there this season. But the cup’s a different thing. They may make changes, we may make changes, but I’m 100 per cent sure we’ll be playing a side that can win the game, and then it’s about delivering a performance that can win the game."

Dyche has been able to pick the brains of former Leeds players Chris Wood and Charlie Taylor ahead of the cup tie, and while the Turf chief gave little away on team selection, he insists he'll be picking a team to progress.

"It’s important to remind the players, through doing that due diligence, that this is another important game," he said.

"We want clarity from our players in every game. We certainly don’t think we’re so powerful that we can just flick a switch, turn it on and go into a game and win. We have to make sure we’re doing everything right for every occasion. That’s what we look to do."