Albion legend Bobby Zamora rates Lewis Dunk above Harry Maguire and John Stones.

Maguire and Stones played in the World Cup for England.

Albion central defender Dunk was called into the senior national squad by Gareth Southgate for the first time for last month's games against Croatia and Spain in place of the injured James Tarkowksi.

Albion ambassador and ex-England international Zamora, speaking in the programme for Saturday's game at Everton, said: "For me Lewis Dunk is one of the best centre-halves in the Premier League.

"I rate him above a lot of the England centre-backs who have been called up.

"He is a genuinely great defender. He is one of those who will put his face where the attacker's boot is.

"He also has the ability to play out from the back, he is a very good ball-playing footballer.

"He can strike a ball well, he can pick a pass, drive forward with the ball. For me he is ahead of Harry Maguire and even John Stones. He's stronger and more aggressive."

The Argus: Dunk gifted Richarlison the second of his two goals after equalising (above) in Albion's 3-1 defeat at Everton.

Meanwhile, Maguire went off injured in Leicester's 1-0 win at Cardiff, who host the Seagulls on Saturday.

Tarkowksi presented Marko Arnautovic with West Ham's opening goal in Burnley's 4-2 defeat the London Stadium.

Southgate announces his squad this week for a Wembley friendly against the USA and the return Nations League clash against Croatia later this month.