Robert Sanchez has revealed why he believes Albion have picked up so many clean sheets in the Premier League in 2021.

Their 2-0 win over Leeds was their 12th clean sheet of the season, of which nine have come since the turn of the year.

That is the third most in the league this year, with only Manchester City (11) and Chelsea (12) having kept more.

It is the first time they have keep three clean sheets in a row at home in the top flight since the 1979-80 season as they beat Ipswich and then drew 0-0 with Southampton and Leeds between September and October.

The last time Albion kept three shutouts in a row at the Amex in the league came in the 2015-16 season as they beat Nottingham Forest, Blackburn and Hull all 1-0 in August and September.

However, Sanchez has revealed why he believes they have kept so many shutouts this year.

He told The Argus: “I feel like we have found ourselves to be honest.

“We are just playing well at the moment and training at our best every day to reach that level.”

The Seagulls were boosted at the weekend by the return of former Leeds loanee Ben White to the starting XI meaning that they now have five recognised defenders to choose from.

Compare that to just a month ago where they only had three defenders available in skipper Lewis Dunk, White, and Joel Veltman, with Dan Burn and Adam Webster both out injured.

Sanchez managed to keep his 10th clean sheet of the campaign at the Amex against Marcelo Bielsa’s side, but he insists his defence have made his job a lot easier.

He said: “Of course (it helps). The whole defensive block myself and the four in front of me whether that be Dunky, Webby, Burn, White, Veltman they are already ready for every action.

“The communication is also great as if one is not there the other will fill in and try to help each other.

“But also keeping that going for 90 minutes is helping us to keep these clean sheets.”