CAUTIOUS Eddie Howe urged Cherries not to “get comfortable” following their flying start to the Premier League season.

Cherries moved to 10 points from five games with victory over Leicester City on Saturday, a total it took them 11 matches to hit last season.

Asked if that statistic reflected a discernible improvement in performances, Howe told the Daily Echo: “I don’t know, time will tell.

“I’m really pleased but it’s just the start. In this league, the minute you get comfortable, it becomes very difficult.

“The next game is the thing to focus on and we know how tough that is going to be.

“It’s all hands to the pump ahead of Burnley now.”

Cherries are fifth in the table, above the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton.

Only Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Watford have made better starts to the league campaign than Howe’s men.

Put to him that it would now be difficult to go under the radar, the boss said: “Not for me.

“With my personality, it will be business as usual. Training is my only focus.”