Even Graham Potter has joked about the height difference between his most recent pair of full-backs.

“About three foot,” was his joking reply when asked to highlight the differences between Tariq Lamptey and Dan Burn a few months ago.

The pair had been going head-to-head, so to speak, in training.

That comment resurfaced in a light-hearted social media post from the club this week.

Potter was replying to a question posed by BBC Sussex commentator Johnny Cantor at a media conference earlier this season.

But we’ve all done it. There has probably been a question about Lamptey at more than half of the manager’s pre-match press sessions since he signed from Chelsea at the end of January.

Burn has his video clip of reference and that too has been mentioned of late.

That of his brilliant control and turn away from Sergio Aguero at the Etihad, earning a word of admiration from his illustrious opponent.

Now Lamptey has his own moment which has been captured and celebrated via a brief social media clip.

That was on Tuesday, during a hugely impressive first Premier League start for anyone and his first minutes for the Seagulls.

Jamie Vardy - in Jamie Vardy territory breaking forward at pace in broken play - pushed the ball past Lamptey, who had the mental and physical agility to read it and get to it first.

He then kept it under control, brought it forward and selected a pass.

That last bit, if we are being honest and if it was to be a competition, probably edges him ahead of Burn’s moment at the Etihad for style points.

At that stage, Leicester were getting on top and sending on the attacking threats.

Potter said: “He is so fast, Tariq. Jamie is fast but Tariq is as fast as anybody.

“I’m pleased for him in that situation, that one versus one defending. He will get better, I think.”

From the angle of the press box at the King Power, Lamptey’s intervention looked better than on television Our vantage point was a little way into the other half of the pitch and on the opposite side to the TV cameras.

As Leicester broke away on their counter, the view from those seats was basically of Vardy running and Ryan in goal with Lamptey between them.

The covering defenders were more on the periphery.

They did not catch the attention in the way they did as you watched from the TV angle.

That said, clearly Vardy would have had the sort of shooting chance he normally buries had Lamptey allowed him half a sniff of goal.

As he ran back with his team-mates, Burn saw what was developing and knew Lamptey actually had Vardy where he wanted him.

Burn said: “Because of his pace, Tariq can give people a yard and try to make them knock the ball past him.

“I don’t think there are many lads in training who have knocked the ball past him (and beaten him).

“He has waited a long time for his opportunity and he took a knock to the mouth but carried on going so I was really pleased for him.”

The left-back added: “His change of pace, the way he can move the ball is amazing.

“People look at him and write him off for his size but he still wins plenty of headers. He’s strong. You don’t see many people taking him on.

“I was really happy. We had a few young lads out there. It shows we have real quality in the squad.”

Potter said Lamptey, like fellow full debutant Alexis Mac Allister, was “chomping at the bit” to get involved.

But he bided his time for a debut which came almost five months after signing.

That was rather ironic because Chelsea rushed him into the Premier League in the hope it would persuade him to stay at the club.

Frank Lampard has known of Lamptey for several years.

The right-back, now 19, first joined Chelsea when he was seven. Lampard knew there was a danger of losing him as the January window opened.

He got him involved in the last fixture of 2019, away to Arsenal, once he had been assured by coaching staff he would be able to handle it.

Lamptey went on as sub for ex-Albion loanee Fikayo Tomori and helped Chelsea come from behind for a 2-1 win.

Lampard then said: “Hopefully he feels a bit of love, the fact we parachuted him in.

“When I was doing my coaching badges, I did a lot of hours with the academy and the youth team.

“I saw him train a lot and I know he has a different dimension as a right-sided full-back or wingback.

“He has pace, a low centre of gravity, he can go by people and of course he wants to work on his end product and all the last bits.”

Those attributes were in evidence on Tuesday, although he did not have a crowd to deal with as he did on his debut at the Emirates.

At £3 million, Lamptey could be a bargain and his progress will be monitored by many Chelsea fans.

That moment against Vardy was just part of what is now about two hours of Premier League experience.

No goal conceded and a lot of promising indications.