Queens Park Rangers and Leicester City trail them only by goal difference, but Dyche is confident that Burnley can continue to challenge the pre-season promotion favourites if they maintain their good form.
"When you're top of the league you naturally come over the radar, but we're happy to be a competitive side," he told reporters. "The obvious challenge is there are bigger clubs with bigger budgets but they don't have a guaranteed license to have success. We can be successful, especially if we keep delivering.
"The secret is, how many times can we do it over a season? We have to keep working every day. At the minute, we have to be relentless and as a group, we want to be relentless.
"The players, from the first moment we got back to pre-season, have taken a lot of information on, worked hard and been open-minded. All we can ask is that they keep delivering."