Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is happy with his team's start but insists there is much more to come from the Premier League champions.
City may be third in the table when the Premier League resumes after the international break, but are yet to reproduce the form shown during their title-winning campaign.
An impressive 3-0 win over Sunderland last time out suggested that their best football could be isn't far away and the skipper is content with their form.
"We are exactly where we wanted to be, second or third place and there are still a lot of games to play. We are just getting through them," said the Belgium international.
"There will be moments where we will really switch it on.
"It's already positive for us to pick up so many points when people say maybe we didn't play our best games, but I think we have to be happy with the results.
"If we can still step it up, it's going to be a great season for us again."
Kompany's fitness has been an issue in the early part of the season as he has struggled with a calf injury and his form appeared to drop below the high standards of last season.
But the 26-year-old, who was on target for his country in a 2-0 win against Scotland on Tuesday, feels expectations were a little high.
Kompany added: "I've always been good. It's just that we set such a ridiculously high standard last season that people are expecting a lot.
"That's fair enough, I've got no problem with that. I just keep working hard. I never really change my vision of the game, I always try to give my best.
"I just look at the league now and we are in a good position. We've done what we needed to do and we've managed to keep ourselves at the right place.
"Chelsea are obviously doing great at the moment. We never said it wasn't going to be a tough season."
City travel to the Hawthorns on Saturday to take on Steve Clarke's in-form West Brom side.
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