Keeper Maty Ryan praised Albion's second-half efforts as they fought back for a 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored with a spectacular overhead kick to earn Albion their first Premier League point off the Blues after Cesar Azpilicueta had given the visitors an early lead from close range following a corner.

Albion pushed for a winner in the final six minutes after Jahanbakhsh’s bicycle kick leveller but could not find one, although Neal Maupay went close when his first time strike from an arrowed in Jahanbakhsh low cross forced a fine save from Kepa.

The Australia No.1 said: “We prepare to win games, especially here at home, so we’re a little bit disappointed.

“But with the way the game played out, we’re obviously not too disappointed as we were behind for a long period and it was a spirited second-half performance.

“We really went at them, got an incredible goal and we kept pushing.

“Ali J almost got an assist for what would have been the winning goal if it had not been a great save from Kepa.

“We pushed and probed and thwarted what they had. We still had to be careful because there were dangerous aspects about their play as well.

“They had a few openings but we managed to stop them.

“It’s another point on the board.”

Ryan revealed despite the half-time deficit, boss Graham Potter had not been too critical.

He added: “The gaffer was quite upbeat. He felt we weren’t playing too bad.

“We had conceded a sloppy goal but aside from that, and some cheap turnovers, I thought we were quite dangerous as well.

“The ball fell for them in the right place in the first half and didn’t fall for us. That was the only difference I thought, but second half we cleaned up the turnovers and were better with the ball playing out from the back.

“We got the goal back and had a few more chances but had to settle for a 1-1 draw.”