Albion are treading carefully with Adam Lallana as they ease him back into Premier League action.

The former England midfielder limped out of his Seagulls debut just before half-time in the defeat by Chelsea.

Head coach Graham Potter has reported good news on both Lallana and Ben White, who was forced out of the same fixture late on with an ankle injury.

Both could train at the end of the week as Albion plan to visit Newcastle on Sunday (2pm, Sky Sports).

Lallana recently said it would “take time to be back to 100%” but offered flashes of the creativity he can bring during his time on the pitch versus Chelsea.

Potter told The Argus:” I think in any group you’ve got, you are not working with 24 similar players.

“They are not robots. Everyone is a little bit different. You have to periodise training slightly differently for some and not for others.

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“Adam is probably one - similar to Joel (Veltman), similar to Steven Alzate.

“They haven’t played quite recently like a few of the other guys have.

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“Therefore base fitness is probably not the same as them.

“That requires a bit of thought around how to plan properly for each individual.”