Chris Hughton has warned his Albion players “we haven’t done anything” as they try to build a buffer above the Premier League relegation zone.

Hughton is satisfied with the Seagulls’ start but aware they could easily get dragged into a dogfight at the bottom.

Albion are mid-table after ten games, with a chance to stretch the cushion over struggling Swansea to seven points in Wales on Saturday with a second successive away win.

Hughton told the Argus: “I’m very conscious of making sure that everybody around here is very level-headed about what we’ve done.

“At this moment we haven’t done anything and the points difference between us and third-bottom is only four. That can change in a two-game period, but I have to be pleased as a newly promoted side to be where we are after ten games.”

Swansea and other established Premier League clubs such as Everton, West Ham, West Bromwich Albion and next Amex visitors Stoke are all currently below Albion.

Hughton said: “I’m not surprised that there are clubs that are expected to be in a higher position that are not, because of the stage of the season.

“If it was the end of the season then yes, I’d be very surprised.

“Some start better than others. Those clubs are all capable of putting good runs together.

“We’ve got good players also and if we play at a level we’ve got a chance of getting results.

“We’re very conscious that you can have a bad run without playing so badly, but the confidence levels come from what we have done so far.”