Erik Edman has quickly learned what one of the catchphrases of the Premiership - 'there are no easy games' - is all about.
The Swedish full-back has played a key role in a fine start defensively to the season with just two goals conceded in four games.
He knew exactly what to expect from his new playing environment and the games against West Brom and Birmingham City have underlined what that catchphrase is all about.
"As you saw against Birmingham, you can't just pick up easy points in this league," he reasoned.
"In my other teams you played some games at home and you already knew from the start if you played alright you would win, but that will never happen in the Premier League.
"All our games have been tight. West Brom started so well last week and it was always close against Birmingham on Saturday.
"But we look strong as a unit. We have two fantastic central defenders in Ledley and Naybet and they are helping and coaching everyone, myself included.
"We have to be honest and say we've also had a little luck but we've worked very hard.
"It was important to have a good start. I've come to a really good side with good players and we just need time to settle down. After that I think we can perform well."