West Bromwich Albion might be flying high but you won’t find the players looking at the table too much.
The Baggies’ status as the nation’s sixth best club after a quarter of the season might have captured the imagination of fans but pundits are less convinced.
Their sneering tone suggests that they are waiting for Albion’s inevitable fall and tumble down the Premier League.
When Albion beat Arsenal and drew at Old Trafford it was purely down to the oppositions’ deficiencies, according to some.
Jonas Olsson recently spoke out that he was fed up with Albion being discredited.
But Chris Brunt is less bothered. He is happy for Albion to keep slipping under the radar.
Although he does sympathise with the view of his team-mate.
“When ‘little West Brom’ are getting results here and there it’s a natural response for everybody to say the big clubs haven’t played well,” he said.
“But I think Jonas (Olsson) has got a point. We deserved our win at the Emirates and we deserved our point at Old Trafford and we probably could have got more from the Spurs game if you take away the first 20 minutes.
“Every game we’ve played, barring the Chelsea game on the opening day of the season, we have done well in.
“I think we definitely deserve to be where we are and we could have had more points.
“It’s only natural with the size of clubs that Manchester United and Arsenal are and the world class players they have got that people pick faults with them.
“You just get on with it. We’re better off staying under the radar really and getting on with our own business.”
Albiom’s run continued in the Carling Cup on Tuesday with a 4-1 victory at Leicester.
Roberto Di Matteo made 11 changes to his side for the trip to the Walkers Stadium.
Simon Cox, who scored twice during the week, admitted that he was enjoying the campaign, despite his lack of League action. He hopes for a favourable draw.
“If we get a bit of luck in the draw we have a chance,” said the former Swindon man, who has never been on a losing Albion side when he’s scored.
“If a the big hitter who are left draw each other and we can get a nice draw, maybe a home draw, why not?”