SEAN Dyche hailed his record-breaking Clarets as Burnley continue to defy the odds away from home.

Victory at Everton made it four unbeaten for Dyche’s men on the road this season and they’ve made light of what looked like a daunting start away from Turf Moor.

Champions Chelsea were beaten on the opening day, while draws at Tottenham and Liverpool preceded the Goodison Park success.

That made it eight points from four away games this season and it’s already the Clarets’ second highest haul on the road from four Premier League seasons, and they’re only six points behind the total they managed in 2014/15.

The four game unbeaten run is Burnley’s longest stretch without defeat on the road in the top flight since August and September 1966, when Harry Potts’ side avoided defeat in their first four away games of the Division One campaign at West Brom, Fulham, Everton and Newcastle.

It was only a couple of months after England had beaten Germany in the World Cup final and The Beatles were spending four weeks at the top of the charts with Yellow Submarine.

It’s the latest in a long line of records that Dyche’s Burnley have achieved, and having been handed that tough start on their travels the Clarets chief believes it’s starting to work in Burnley’s favour as he praised his players.

“It’s a double edged sword, you can look at it with trepidation because they are really strong teams and clubs, but equally you have a bit of freedom because what are people expecting? Not that much, which doesn’t mean we weren’t, but from the outside looking in,” Dyche said.

“You’ve still got to perform, so I’ve been really pleased with the build-up, the preparation and performances. We have to do our job as coaches and managers but the players go out and deliver it, and I’m so impressed with how they are delivering at the moment.

“Whether it’s a goal with all those passes, clearing your lines, staying in shape, they’re just as important, the good stuff and ugly stuff.”

Burnley’s five game unbeaten run home and away is also their longest in the top flight since a five game stretch in December 1974 to January 1975, against five teams who now all play in the Football League. On that occasion the Clarets drew with Middlesbrough and Leeds before recording victories over Carlisle, Queens Park Rangers and Luton.