BURNLEY will enter Saturday's Roses clash with Huddersfield in the unusual position of being strong favourites to win a Premier League.

But Turf chief Sean Dyche insists that won't put any extra pressure on his side to get a result against the Terriers as both sides look to continue their fine start to the campaign.

Dyche is using Burnley's experience of being the underdog in the top flight to tell his team that they can't take anything for granted at this level.

Asked if the favourites tag would bring added pressure this weekend, he said: "No I don’t so, I think we’re well aware of the challenges of the Premier League.

"That’s the good side of being in your third season, we know we can’t take anything for granted, we’ve been on the other side of that more often than not when people know they can’t take us for granted, and I don’t think they have, bar maybe the odd one in the first season.

“It’s different in the Premier League, everyone takes it on. In the Championship I’d have a feeling we were too strong for certain games, in the Premier League that’s very difficult for clubs like us and Huddersfield, no matter who you’re playing.

"There’s only the top six you look at and think that, but then look at what we’ve done in our first three away games."

Given the Clarets' tough fixture list in the early weeks of the campaign and the fact Huddersfield were widely expected to face a season-long battle against the drop you would have got long odds on this clash being sixth versus seventh this weekend.

Dyche can see similarities between the two teams in terms of workrate, but less so tactically as he pits his wits against David Wagner this weekend.

The German coach worked wonders with Huddersfield in his first full season, getting them into the Premier League through the play-offs, and Dyche is impressed with the work he has done.

"He’s done a terrific job and continues to do so on early season showing. He’ll be well aware the challenge of the Premier League is over a season," he said.

"I know the chairman (Dean Hoyle) a tiny little bit and he’s backed the club for a long time, you take the knocks as a chairman and he was being questioned a few years ago and they stuck their neck out and it’s paid off.

"Beyond Saturday, because our job is to go and beat them, you’re pleased for what they’re doing and how they’re achieving things.

"It brings a different feeling to football when the smaller clubs do well in amongst the big super powers of the Premier League. It brings a nice, diverse mix to what the league is about."