Burnley supporters are under no illusions that the club is punching above its weight in the Premier League and Sean Dyche did a remarkable job in avoiding relegation to League One, let alone gaining promotion to the top flight.
This is one reason why he deserves to see out the whole of the campaign at Turf Moor and back-to-back victories have now taken Burnley out of the bottom two for the first time since a goalless draw with Sunderland in mid September.
With so many teams failing to impress this season and as a result having to be considered candidates for relegation, this improvement in form for Burnley could cause some punters to rate them as genuine contenders for survival now.
However, all this pair of victories have done is make Burnley even more of an enticing bet for relegation now, with bwin now offering 2/5 in this market.
Many would point to Burnley’s ability to keep cleans as a reason for them continuing to keep points ticking over and it is true that only Newcastle, Swansea and Southampton can better their record of four shut outs.
But, there are some statistics which indicate that they will struggle to maintain this rate.
Only QPR have conceded more chances from inside the penalty box and there is only a difference of one shot between the pair, while they are clearly superior in the concession of headed chances.
It is tightening up down the left which Burnley require. They have allowed substantially more crosses to come in from this zone than any other club this season and only Manchester City have lost more defensive challenges.
These issues are sure to be better taken advantage of by opposition at some point soon.
Meanwhile, they are unlikely to win many games this season with just three shots in the match and although this proved enough against Stoke, it doesn’t suggest that a longer-term winning run is on the cards.
Relegation is expected by many on the Burnley stands and despite six points out of six, punters should maintain the same train of thought.