West Bromwich Albion face a huge test in the Championship as they take on fellow promotion rivals Brentford at Griffin Park on Friday night.
It could be a decisive weekend in the second tier with multiple top sides clashing with each other over the next few days.
If the Baggies can pull off a victory, they could potentially go 10 points clear of third-place if results go their way, which would be massive gap with the campaign drawing to a close.
However, it will be no easy feat against Thomas Frank’s side, who restarted the season brilliantly with a 2-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage, a win that has seen them come back into the hunt for the automatic promotion places.
The Baggies played out a stalemate with Birmingham City last weekend and will be looking to get firing again as that is the third consecutive game in which Slaven Bilic’s men have failed to find the back of the net.
This is a massive game for Albion in their quest for promotion and we take a look at four Brentford players who could cause WBA problems on Friday evening:
The Swedish international made a surprise move to the Bees from Leeds this season but has continued to show his class to give Brentford a chance of promotion. He is a leader at the back and can always provide a threat from corners. Will be tough for the forward line to find a way past him.
Marcondes came on against Fulham and changed the game with a goal and an assist. With Mbeumo missing, Marcondes could get a start and he will be looking to carry on the confidence he gained from last week’s performance.
Benrahma has been one of the standout players in the Championship this season, scoring 11 goals and registering eight assists, and that has attracted a number of offers from top-flight clubs. He has pace and trickery in abundance and can easily cut on to his right foot to unleash a dangerous effort. The Albion defence will find it very difficult to keep the Algerian under control.
Ollie Watkins took up the difficult job of replacing Neal Maupay this season, but he’s delivered brilliantly. In his standout campaign, he’s scored 22 goals and is one of the main reasons why Brentford still have a chance of making it into the top two. He has great footwork and has a sharp shot on both feet, so the Baggies defence will not be looking to give him any time in the penalty area.