BURNLEY might currently be scrapping it out with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham but Jack Cork insists the squad aren't keeping an eye on their results just yet.

The Clarets face Tottenham at Turf Moor this weekend sitting ahead of them in the table and only narrowly behind Liverpool and Arsenal as they scrap it out with the top six.

But Cork insists the squad aren't eagerly checking the results of those around them just yet, preferring to focus on that target of 40 points before reassessing who Burnley are battling with.

"No, we're not on 40 yet. We'll get to that point and then we can see who we'll be competing with then," the England midfielder said.

The Clarets are a point clear of Mauricio Pochettino's side and this weekend could be a crucial one in that battle for fourth to seventh, with Liverpool facing Arsenal at the Emirates on Friday night as well.

"It's going to be a tough game against Spurs. They've got plenty of quality," Cork said.

"They're in a similar place in the league to us so it will be a good game and it will be interesting to see if we can get a result, especially at home. If we can then it will be amazing."

The Turf Moor clash will mark the halfway point of the league season and even if they suffer defeat on Burnley will make the turn in seventh place at least.

Having already collected 32 points from their first 18 games the Clarets have enjoyed a fantastic start to the season and Cork is hoping they can build on that over the festive period.

"It's incredible. It's some way from the targets that we set out at the start of the season and people were writing about us being in the bottom three," the 28-year-old said.

"To be where we are is amazing and it's given us a lot of momentum and a lot of positivity going in to the second half of the season."

Much of the success has been built on clean sheets, with nine achieved already this season.

"It's good to keep getting the clean sheets," Cork said. "It's good to have that solid base to build on.

"If you can get that goal then we're confident of keeping them out at the other end. It's credit to the whole team really, not just the defenders and the goalkeeper, it's everyone."