Ivan Toney faces a club backed to sign him, Spurs need to kick on and Erling Haaland spells danger for Erik ten Hag

Brentford have what Chelsea want: a striker who consistently scores goals. Ivan Toney’s desire to leave for a team higher up the table – although it’s not much of a jump at the minute – is well known. Brentford, struggling of late, defeated Mauricio Pochettino’s side earlier in the season at Stamford Bridge during Toney’s well-publicised ban. With Toney back among the ranks, they will be even more confident at home on Saturday and the striker will see the match as an opportunity to show Chelsea he could be the man to lead them from mid-table also-rans to once again challenging for European football. Chelsea were blunt against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final, an indication they still require a No 9, but at least got back to winning ways in the FA Cup against Leeds. Chelsea’s defence will know about Toney’s threat and could be helpful scouts when the Blues decide who they should splash out for in the summer. Will Unwin

Brentford v Chelsea, Saturday 3pm (all times GMT)

Everton v West Ham, Saturday 3pm

Fulham v Brighton, Saturday 3pm

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