JACK Cork believes Burnley are becoming victims of their own success at Turf Moor after being held to a stalemate by Huddersfield on Saturday.

The Clarets were a force to be reckoned with at home last season, claiming 10 wins at Turf Moor on their way to Premier League survival.

But they’ve found it tougher at home so far this season and Huddersfield’s set up at the weekend was the latest sign that teams are adopting a more cautious approach this term.

Burnley have claimed more points on the road so far this season than they have at home, in complete contrast to 2016/17, and Cork believes that impressive away record, which has seen the Clarets emerge unbeaten from games at Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool, is taking the pressure off fixtures at Turf Moor as they search for a way to break teams down.

“Maybe teams are setting up differently when they come to our place because we had such a good home record last season,” the midfielder said.

“They are setting up to be a little bit more cautious because we have such a good home record. Away from home we are getting good results, which does take the pressure off at home.”

Burnley have already claimed a home win this season, although they were second best in that win over Crystal Palace and Chris Wood’s winner that day is the only goal they’ve scored at Turf Moor in three games so far.

But the point against the Terriers cemented Burnley’s fine start to the season as they moved to nine points from their opening six fixtures, and although Cork insists the Clarets were targeting all three on Saturday, he is satisfied with the start.

“Yeah, it’s a good start,” he said. “We would like to have to have got a win to keep it going, but you can’t get what you want in football all the time.

“It’s another point on the board, which takes us to nine and it’s a good start.”

One area of promise for the Clarets so far this term has been Cork’s flourishing midfield partnership with Defour.

Cork was an £8million summer arrival from Swansea City and having a fit and on form Defour has felt like a new signing for Burnley as he banishes the troubles he faced in his first season in the Premier League.

The two have dovetailed well in a deeper midfield for Burnley and Cork is enjoying playing alongside the Belgian.

“He’s a very good technical player,” Cork said.

“You can tell he always wants the ball. He always wants to play good football. He’s a clever player and I’m really enjoying playing with him.

“He works hard and you can always rely on him for a bit of quality to give you something special.”