Home form was a cornerstone of the Clarets Premier League stability last term, but this time out it is their results away from home which has raised the most eyebrows - with more victories on their travels than at Turf Moor.
Shelvey is a progressive passer who looks to move the ball forward whenever possible.
Burnley have won four, drawn four and lost just two in the top flight so far this season.
Newcastle United may be eighth in the Premier... Jeff Hendrick's late goal secured the points against a passive Newcastle side yet in truth both sides were disappointing, as if embarrassed about how high they are in the table.
The hosts had the better of the opening 10 minutes, putting the Newcastle defence under pressure, and Hendrick should have done better than scuff his shot from close range in the third minute.
Indeed, Burnley jump above the Magpies with the win and into seventh on 16 points, while Rafael Benitez's men drop to ninth on 14 points. "You still have to probe and find a way of winning a game and we've done that tonight".
- Hendrick's two Premier League goals this season have earned the Clarets four points - only Raheem Sterling's goals (for Manchester City) have earned more points in the Premier League this season (five). "We have to improve on everything", said the Spaniard.More news: 'Ghost of Tsushima' is the Next Game From Creators of 'Infamous'
He added: "We just keep getting on with it, that's my focus and my team's focus".
"We've been a bit disappointed with a couple of games at home, and our performances", Republic of Ireland global Ward said ahead of Newcastle's visit on Monday. We made a mistake and we paid for it.
"Little details can make the difference and in this case it was us".
"When the iron is hot I think you've got to strike, and you want to get to the top".
Looking ahead to tonight's game, Jack Cork says "I saw Newcastle against Liverpool and they look good". They had some good chances and we had to counteract that.
"I've never made out that we're an expansive side that can have 600 passes a game because I don't think that's relevant to this group - but we can play a bit".