The Black Cats gave enjoyed wins against Wigan Athletic, MK Dons, AFC Wimbledon and Wycome Wanderers so far this campaign.
But in the age of statsistcs, what does the underlying data point towards?
Expected goals (xG) is a football metric, which allows you to correctly evaluate team and player performance.
Explanations believe that in a low-scoring game such as football, final match score does not provide a clear picture of performance.
Analysts say more and more sports analytics turn to advanced models like xG, which is a statistical measure of the quality of chances created and conceded.
The goal of xG was to create the most precise method for shot quality evaluation.
Here's how the League One table looks according to the methods of Ben Mayhew and @experimental361.
Scroll down to see how the League One table should look according to the xG data.