Albion continued to show how stubborn they have become defensively.

The Seagulls made it back-to-back clean sheets by drawing 0-0 against Chelsea on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge to pick up their first-ever League point at the historic ground.

It also means they have now had three shutouts in their last four games and have only conceded two goals in those games, with both coming in their 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

The most impressive thing about those three clean sheets is that two of them came when they only had three defenders available in Joel Veltman, skipper Lewis Dunk, and Ben White.

That meant they had to play two midfielders in Pascal Gross and Jakub Moder as wing backs.

However, they were boosted at the Bridge with Adam Webster and Dan Burn returning to the starting XI.

Webster made his first start since February when he went off late on in the 1-1 draw against Burnley, with an ankle injury.

But the defender had a tough night on his return to action for the Seagulls.

He looked nervous on the ball in the first half and gave away possession to Chelsea twice, which both led to chances for the hosts.

However, Potter felt Webster did well after his shaky start.

He told The Argus: “I think you are right (Webster had a nervy start to the game) it was a tough night for him, but I thought he grew into it and was part of what we did, which was a clean sheet away at Chelsea.

“They put you under huge pressure with their counter-pressing, which is very good. So, when you win the ball back you are under pressure, and as a team, we suffered a bit in the first half with that.

“But Adam’s desire for the team, his desire to defend, his desire to go into these top players and defend one v one was amazing.

“Like you said he has not played for a while but I thought he was fantastic.”

Potter was also glad to pick up the clean sheet which was one of many positives they could take from the game.

He said: “It’s another clean sheet for us which is a real positive defensively and I think we achieved that as a team and as a group, so really well done to the boys.”

The Seagulls have now kept 11 clean sheets this season, with eight of those coming since the turn of the year.

That puts Potter’s side fifth on the list for the most shutouts in the league, with only four teams having had more in Manchester City (17), Chelsea (16), Aston Villa (14), and Manchester United (12).

They have also achieved four of those without their two first-choice wing backs in Solly March and Tariq Lamptey, who have been ruled out for the rest of the season through injury.

During the campaign, Albion have also changed their goalkeeper with Robert Sanchez taking the number one jersey from Maty Ryan, who is currently on loan at Arsenal.

Since coming into the side, the 23-year-old has kept nine clean sheets in just 21 appearances.

That puts him joint seventh on the list for the most shutouts in the league, with his international colleague David De Gea and Burnley’s Nick Pope.

Only Rui Patricio, Hugo Lloris and Kasper Schmeichel (all 10), Emiliano Martinez and Edouard Mendy (both 14) and Ederson (17) have more.

Next up for Potter’s side is a trip to Bramall Lane on Saturday night (8pm) to face already relegated Sheffield United.

However, Albion will be hoping to break another unwanted away record.

They have not won at the historic ground since 2005 when they met in the Championship with the Seagulls beating the Blades 2-1 with Richard Carpenter and Leon Knight scoring the goals.

Albion have also failed to keep a clean sheet in the league at Bramall Lane since November 1986 when they won 1-0.

However, Potter will be without one of his defenders at the weekend.

White will serve a one-match ban after being sent off late on in the draw against Chelsea for two bookable offences.

Read: Albion will be without Ben White for clash with Sheffield United

The Blades head into the game having failed to win any of their last ten matches in all competitions.

Last weekend their relegation from the top flight was confirmed after they were beaten 1-0 at Wolves.

It means the Seagulls will have to be wary as United’s players will be looking to catch the eye in their last six games of the campaign and put themselves in the shop window for a Premier League move next season.

It will be interesting to see if interim boss Paul Heckingbottom sticks with the same starting XI in their last six matches or gives some youngsters a try.