Brighton manager Gus Poyet conceded his side play high-risk football after watching them cruise to a 4-0 win at Charlton to stay top of the table.
Inigo Calderon opened the scoring in the first half and second-half strikes from Glenn Murray, Kazenga LuaLua and Matt Sparrow consigned the Addicks to a heavy defeat, their first at home in the league this season.
Poyet said: "The result shows that maybe it was easy, but it wasn't at all. We needed to cope with the way that Charlton play.
"We needed to be very strong defending in our box because we knew they would be putting plenty of crosses and balls into the box.
"I think now after 12 games everybody knows the way we play and that we're going to pass the ball anywhere.
"I think that it's clear that we take risks because we pass the ball all of the time. To be honest it was one of the days where we took more risks."