Midfielder Anton Robinson believes that strength in depth is the reason behind Bournemouth's good start to the season.
The Cherries, who have lost just once so far this season, are currently one point behind behind league leaders Peterborough with 11 points from six games.
Former Weymouth skipper Robinson said: "We are confident and we feel we can compete with anyone in this league.
"It's the strength of the squad that is making the difference. You only have to look at the bench and we have some strong characters.
"If anyone gets injured or has a bad game, you know that there is someone there ready to come in and take that place.
"I think that's the reason that we are doing so well, because everyone wants to keep their place in the side and continually put in performances."