MATHEW RYAN has urged Albion to work as hard as ever to secure Premier League safety.

The Seagulls went down 3-0 at Chelsea last night – even though Ryan did not make a save of note.

The Aussie goalkeeper was helpless as Olivier Giroud’s first-half finish and two crackers from Eden Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek settled the contest.

Albion remain five points clear of the drop zone after Cardiff lost at Manchester City but the Bluebirds have still to visit the Amex.

Ryan, pictured, told The Argus: “We are right in the thick of it now and you have got to just keep putting in the hard work.

“You don’t get anywhere without hard work and nothing worth having comes easy.

“To secure our Premier League safety for next season, we are going to have to work as hard as possible to do what is needed.

“We need to learn from tonight to make us better.”

Ryan admitted there was little he could do against some high quality finishing.

He added: “They had their shooting boots on and it’s disappointing.

“We managed to hang in there in the first half and make it somewhat difficult for them.

“Then they get that goal not long before half-time and, in the second half, they come out and the little opportunities that you give them, they have got the quality to punish us.

“That is what they did in the end.”