Albion could have had more from their season opener against Chelsea.

More than a 3-1 defeat and some nice comments from neutral observers.

And they will know that was partly of their own making.

Reece James will not hit many (any?) better strikes than the goal which put the visitors back in front just 100 seconds after being pegged back to 1-1.

If Albion were unlucky to be on the wrong end of that, they certainly will have thought the world was against them when Kurt Zouma’s shot went in off Adam Webster.

But the Seagulls can also look at moments when they made life hard for themselves.

Our live report from the Amex

And that will be Graham Potter’s focus in his debrief.

The blind pass by Steven Alzate ahead of the Chelsea penalty, of course, is a prime example.

The Lewis Dunk miss with a free header at 2-1.

The Argus:

A couple of moments when Neal Maupay should have done better given sniffs of goal in the first half.

And there will be other fine margins to look at.

What we saw at the Amex will not have hushed calls for Albion to add goal power to their squad.

Their football deserves more end product and we know they are looking.

But it also hinted at some of the enjoyment fans will have – hopefully here in Falmer but, for now, on TV - when their team are in their stride.

Much of their football was a delight. Leandro Trossard's goal was well struck.

Alzate deserves a mention for his bold response to perhaps his worst moment yet in the glare of the Premier League.

But arguably the man who shone brightest in blue was Tariq Lamptey – against his old club.

Lamptey or Joel Veltman? That looked the biggest selection call for Potter but the head coach went with his young flyer.

Lamptey produced some exhilarating moment and had a measured, head-up part in the Trossard goal.

The shame was he, and his colleagues, did not make it a winning – or at least point-earning - start.

Chelsea were not at their best or full strength and the chance was there for the Seagulls to earn reward. They didn't but there was plenty to enjoy.