Albion captain Lewis Dunk says Albion can hold their heads high despite Monday’s opening-day defeat against Chelsea at the Amex.
Goals from Jorginho, Reece James and Kurt Zouma cancelled out Leo Trossard’s equaliser as Chelsea ran out 3-1 winners.
Dunk said, “I think there’s loads of positives we can take from tonight. At times we mixed the game up well and played it out from the back with good confidence. It was a good start but a poor result in the end.”
Chelsea’s first came from the penalty spot when Maty Ryan brought down Timo Werner.
James added a long-range second before Zouma’s effort found the net via a heavy deflection off Adam Webster.
“It does feel harsh, but they were poor goals to concede,” Dunk added.
“They were two set-pieces then we let their right-back shoot from 25-yards out, although it’s a good strike.
“The three goals were disappointing because we played some really good stuff at times and 3-1 was a harsh scoreline.
“We have to concentrate harder after you’ve just scored. You think you’re back in the game and in the ascendancy, but that’s when they can punish you and Chelsea did tonight. It’s a learning curve for us.”