ALBION face more hard work on the training ground after conceding again from a set-piece in the 2-0 loss at Chelsea.

A comfortable win for the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge was sealed on the hour by a Marco Alonso header from a Cesc Fabregas corner.

The Seagulls have leaked several goals from dead ball situations, including Liverpool’s breakthrough from a corner in their 5-1 victory at the Amex.

Manager Chris Hughton told The Argus: “All you can do is continue to work as hard as you can. What you will experience in this division is better quality, or consistent quality of ball in, so you have to be more resolute in how you defend.

“It’s always about responsibility ultimately. You can mark man for man or zonal, and some teams will change in a bad period, but man for man it’s about the responsibility of individuals. You can do as much work on the training pitch as you like, but it’s about them doing it on the day.”

Albion kept Chelsea at bay with few alarms in the first half but were undone inside a minute after the break, when Alvaro Morata headed in a cross from Cesar Azpilicueta.

Hughton said: “At half-time it was ‘more of the same’. If anything, a Chelsea side playing against us at 0-0 are going to push even harder and try and up their game.

“It was a question of us being even more resilient in what we do, and upping our own game. In the first half, where overall we did well, we could have done better on the ball and relieved a bit more pressure on ourselves. The goal so early knocks you back and gives them a lift.”