Bernardo wants to shine for Albion in the battle of the boys from Brazil - to increase his chances of representing his country.

Albion's left-back faces fellow countrymen Jorginho, David Luiz and Willian against Chelsea at the Amex today (1.30).

Bernardo believes playing well for the Seagulls in the Premier League will improve his international prospects.

The 23-year-old, signed from Bundesliga side Red Bull Leipzig in the summer, told The Argus: "They are amazing players, all of them. Jorginho is the only one I've had the chance to play against.

"We played a Europa League match last season against Napoli in Leipzig.

"He is a fantastic player. It's a pity he is not playing for the national team, because for sure he has the level for it.

"I think David Luiz (below) is the most technical central defender in the world. He has so much quality.

The Argus: "He had some problems in Brazil because of the 2014 World Cup. The media crucified him, which was over-exaggerated.

"For me he is one of the best defenders in the world, so much quality, especially for a defender, and Willian is amazing.

"One against one he has quality also. He has been at Chelsea for years. His career shows the type of player he is.

"There is also another player. The one that I know personally is Lucas Piazon. He was loaned (to Fulham).

"We have some friends in Brazil. He's a really nice guy. I know he hasn't had many chances at Chelsea but he's another Brazilian at Chelsea."

Bernardo's dad and agent is a former Brazil international. Bernardo Fernandes da Silva Senior played briefly for Bayern Munich in 1991 and for his country.

Bernardo says thriving with Albion could help him follow in his father's footsteps by catching the eye of Tite, Brazil's manager.

Tite is in charge of the five-time world champions until the end of the 2022 World Cup after guiding them to the quarter-finals in Russia in the summer before they were beaten by Belgium.

Bernardo said: "My plan when I came to England was to get closer to the national team. And I think the Premier League for sure will make everything a bit more possible.

The Argus: "You can see in the case of Richarlison (above left scoring against Albion). Everton are obviously a big, big team but not the top six and he managed to get into the national team.

"Because when you are playing in a competition like the Premier League I believe you already have a very good level.

"It's about your performance, it doesn't matter the club you are playing for, the last place or the champion, it's about your individual quality and what you show on the pitch.

"The coach from the national team will be watching all the matches. Now I am playing against Willian, against Pogba, the big players. So if you are doing your job and playing well the coach will see you and it is possible."

Bernardo lost his place immediately after Albion's opening day defeat at Watford.

He won his place back from Gaetan Bong last month and makes his fifth appearance in a row today.

He said: "My first match (at Watford) wasn't the best, a shock, very different from what I faced in Germany or Brazil.

"I had a few weeks of not playing and not being satisfied, because every player wants to play.

"I worked really hard to understand what the coach wanted from me and I think I did a good job.

"For sure there is more to come, more to learn, but the last matches were good for the club and also individually, so I'm satisfied with the last four or five matches."