Adam Webster has revealed how Tariq Lamptey made a big early impression on him with Chelsea.

The teenage right-back shone again as Albion won 1-0 at Norwich.

He was provided with a defensive test by Onel Hernandez but showed pace, tenacity and know-how to come through it.

It was his third successive start having previously only played in the Premier League as a second-half substitute for Chelsea at Arsenal in late December.

He moved to the Seagulls for £3 million at the end of the subsequent transfer window.

Webster watched that Chelsea win at the Emirates and noticed the young right-back.

He said: “He’s done amazing since he’s come in.

“I remember watching him on his debut for Chelsea and thinking, ‘This guy’s a player’.

“Ever since he has come in, every day in training he works so hard. You can see the ability he has got.

“He has kept his head down. Obviously he has had to wait for his chance and now he has got it and taken it with both hands. We’re really lucky to have him.”

Lamptey took chances to move forward when possible.

His pace to a loose ball resulted in Max Aarons being booked for catching him late.

Todd Cantwell also saw yellow for a foul on Lamptey, whose trickery took him out of a tight area late in the game before being tripped.

Webster said: “He’s got everything. Athletically, he’s so fast and so strong. He doesn’t get beat in a one-on-one.

“Technically he’s very good. The best thing is he is a lovely kid. He’s so humble.

"He has a bright future in front of him.”

Lamptey’s bold decision to move away from Chelsea in search of more playing time sooner has been widely praised.

Webster said: “It was a brave decision. He could have signed a new contract for Chelsea and maybe not signed many games.

“But he stepped out of his comfort zone and came to us.

“He has got a real chance here to play and develop as a player.

“He is showing great maturity on the pitch.

“He’s still learning and will get better with every game.”

Webster moved across to right-back in a super-sized back five as Albion looked to protect their lead very late on at Carrow Road.

That left Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk and Dan Burn as centre-backs with Bernardo at left-back.

Martin Montoya was unused substitute and Ezequiel Schelotto was absent from the matchday 20.