Date: 27th April 2023 at 12:00pm
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Chelsea are now winless in their last eight games following a dismal 2-0 defeat at home to Brentford on Wednesday evening. 

Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta put through his own net to give the visitors the lead at Stamford Bridge, before Bryan Mbeumo’s late strike doubled their advantage.

The result leaves The Blues 11th in the Premier League table, with interim manager Frank Lampard still yet to pick up a point since returning to the club last month.

It appears, though, that Wednesday’s game might have given those in charge of Chelsea the opportunity to watch two of their targets in action.

According to Football London, Chelsea are eyeing moves for Brentford pair David Raya and Ivan Toney this summer.

The report claims that Mauricio Pochettino, who is expected to be named as Graham Potter’s permanent successor in the coming weeks, will decide on transfer targets, along with owner Todd Boehly.

Raya is said to be one of Chelsea’s top targets for this summer, while Toney was of interest prior to the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last summer but will still be considered.

Both Raya and Toney have previously been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, and The Blues’ spending doesn’t look likely to stop this summer despite Boehly having already splashed more than £500 million on 15 new signings since taking charge of the club.

Toney has enjoyed a fine season so far for Brentford

Signing a new first-choice goalkeeper is likely to be one of Chelsea’s priorities this summer, with both Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy having failed to maintain a regular starting spot.

Raya, 27, has been in fine form this season, keeping ten clean sheets in 33 Premier League matches so far.

Toney, meanwhile, is enjoying a fine season in attack for The Bees, netting 20 times in 33 games across all competitions.

Both players have been crucial to Thomas Frank’s side’s success so far this term, although it appears that The Bees may face a battle to keep hold of the pair this summer.

Chelsea will likely be looking for at least one new striker when the transfer window opens, with their current crop of attackers having struggled in front of goal this term.

Only four Premier League teams have scored fewer than Chelsea’s tally of 30 goals so far this season, and it looks likely that there will be an overhaul of their attackers this summer.

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