With 25 points from 11 games, Southampton have made a remarkable start to the season, playing a sublime brand of football which has actually seen them improve upon their time under Mauricio Pochettino.
Sitting just four points behind leaders Chelsea at this early stage of the campaign, Southampton have an outside shot at claiming a top four spot - and subsequently a Champions League place.
There's still a long way to go of course, but qualifying for Europe seems like a huge possibility on current form - but that still may not be enough to keep the vultures from circling the South Coast.
After losing Pochettino, Calum Chambers, Dejan Lovren, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert this summer, Saints fans are just hoping to keep their stay players at St. Mary's Stadium for the foreseeable future.
However, midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin almost joined the long list of departures in the summer, only for the Saints to refuse any bids for the Frenchman's services.
Now though, the 25-year-old has reiterated that he'd like to play for a bigger club in the future, but Southampton getting into the top four could alter his career plans.
"If someone had told me at the end of the transfer window that Southampton would be second, I would not have believed it," admitted Schnederlin.
"A career passes quickly and I want to play for a big club. Today I am at Southampton, we are second in the Premier League, it's going well."
"We'll see at the end of the season if [a transfer] will happen. If we have qualified for the Champions League, I will make the choice," he added.
Arsenal and Tottenham have both been strongly linked with a move to sign Schneiderlin, and his comments have stoked the fire over a potential move - though they may now have to wait until next summer, with the former Strasbourg star seemingly intent on helping Southampton to a Champions League spot.
That's the right decision from Schneiderlin. At the moment, Southampton are playing better football than Arsenal and Tottenham, and have the potential to land a top four spot - whilst his suitors struggle to find any momentum this season.