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Brighton eased to a 3-0 defeat of Newcastle on Sunday afternoon with Tariq Lamptey once again catching the eye. Lamptey, the England youth full-back, was a terror on the right flank, getting up and…

Brighton eased to a 3-0 defeat of Newcastle on Sunday afternoon with Tariq Lamptey once again catching the eye.

Lamptey, the England youth full-back, was a terror on the right flank, getting up and down the wing to show off his threat in attack and brilliant recovery speed in defence.

He was fouled by Allan Saint-Maximin inside the opening four minutes to win Brighton a penalty which Neal Maupay converted to open the scoring, before then playing a key role in Maupay’s second just three minutes later.

Lamptey was a constant threat in attack…

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Lamptey was a constant threat in attack…

But he proved his worth defensively also

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But he proved his worth defensively also

Lamptey was unfortunate to not find the back of the net himself before the half-time whistle, as one powerful shot from inside the area was well saved by Karl Darlow.

He was eventually withdrawn just before the hour mark, with Brighton adding a third through Aaron Connolly seven minutes from time.

The 19-year-old has been one of Brighton’s standout players since football restarted from its coronavirus suspension earlier this year, and it appears he has started this season the way he ended the last.

Lamptey only joined Brighton in January, leaving Chelsea having been with the Blues since the age of eight.

He played three times for Frank Lampard’s side – and put in an eye-catching display on his Premier League debut as he helped Chelsea come from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 – and Blues fans were disappointed to be losing one of their academy starlets.

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And having watched Lamptey in action for Brighton, plenty of Chelsea supporters want him to be-signed by the Blues and brought back to Stamford Bridge.

But that will not be easy, as Chelsea do NOT have a buy-back clause for Lamptey, The Sun claim.

No such clause was inserted into his January transfer to Brighton, upon which Lamptey signed a three-and-a-half year contract at the Amex.

Lamptey’s performance against Newcastle earned high praise from a host of fans and pundits alike, including Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher who tweeted ‘Love Lamptey!’ during the match.

Maupay’s first-half double and Connolly’s late strike secured Brighton their first three points of the season having been defeated by Lamptey’s old club Chelsea in their Premier League opener on Monday.

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