Albion missed a chance to end their huge week away from home with at least a point.

While no individual player really grabbed the attention, there were creditable performances in the 3-2 defeat at Chelsea.

Jason Steele 7/10

Very little he could do on the three goals conceded and made a fine reflex stop late in the first half when a ball flicked off Igor.

Joel Veltman 6/10

Keeps turning in the performances at the back, be it on the right or more centrally, although this was not one of his vintage displays.

Jan Paul van Hecke 7/10

The centre-piece of defence. Some very good and timely interventions on some occasions, was caused a problem or two at others. Continues to show confidence and poise on the ball.

Igor 7.5/10

Has been increasingly impressive and came up with some important last-ditch work while being good on the ball. Was unable to prevent Jackson heading the ball back across goal for Chelsea’s second but generally a strong display.

Jack Hinshelwood 6/10

Continues to strive for the team in an unaccustomed position. Is athletic and reads the game but, as a rookie midfielder playing at left-back, he will be targeted at times by opponents.

Carlos Baleba 6/10

You can see what is there to work with and he was strong and protective on the ball on several occasions. With his height, he needed to be doing more to help Albion defend high balls in the box as the hosts built their 2-0 lead.

Billy Gilmour 7/10

Buzzed around in midfield as he looked to keep things ticking over. He is a big part of how the team play.

Facundo Buonanotte 8/10

Was apparently only ever going to play a certain number of minutes but this was a good hour. He was always committed and industrious in his time on the pitch, then added quality to put Albion back in the game. One hopes there is more to come of the latter because the work ethic has been there.

Adam Lallana 6.5/10

It felt like he was not involved enough for a period but there was really nice work to help Buonanotte get his goal and he went close with a turn and volley just before going off.

Simon Adingra 6/10

Got into some great positions and was always a potential threat, carrying the ball well ahead of the first Albion goal. But his final product or decision needed to be better on a few occasions.

Evan Ferguson 6/10

Did not get much of a look-in but fired a dangerous ball across goal late in the first half and tried a flick late on.

SUBS Joao Pedro 7/10

Was rationed to about half an hour but scored with another fine header and gave Chelsea something to think about.

Kaoru Mitoma 6/10

Created some Chelsea imbalance initially and looked he could beat Disasi but the hosts worked out how to stop him.

James Milner 6/10

Unfortunate or culpable on the penalty? That was the debate but he was left in a tough position.

Pascal Gross 7/10

Tested Sanchez from a free-kick and in open play and did as much as anyone to engineer some gaps in that packed Chelsea rearguard.

Benecio Baker-Boaitey N/A

A brief, nothing-to-lose debut. Was worth a go in the quest for a late goal.