Brentford winger Said Benrahma was in impressive form as his side took on Swansea in the Championship play-off semi-final second leg and Chelsea fans have made a transfer demand to their club.
Frank Lampard has been keeping a close tab on the Algerian’s situation as he weighs up a potential summer move.
Chelsea could be set to lose Willian, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
Benrahma is seen as the ideal replacement and he showed his pedigree with an early assist to help Brentford overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit to lead 2-1 on aggregate at half-time.
The Bees star’s impressive showing got Chelsea fans excited on social media over a potential summer deal.
“I hope Chelsea is still interested in Benrahma, cos that lad has high potential,” one supporter wrote.
Said Benrahma helped Brentford turn around a first-leg deficit against Swansea
Another added: “Chelsea fans are you guys watching Benrahma right now? Dat guy is f***ing good!!!! Can we sign him and let Willian leave pls #BRESWA.”
A third user said: “Chelsea don’t sleep on Benrahma I beg @ChelseaFC.”
Another fan commented: “Would absolutely love Benrahma at Chelsea if Willian leaves.”
And another said: “I need said Benrahma at Chelsea he’s 15x the player Willian is man.”
Benrahma scored 17 goals and registered eight assists as Brentford finished third in the Championship.
The ex-Nice youngster has recently reacted to rumours linking him with a move to Stamford Bridge.
“I was really flattered [to see myself linked with those clubs],” Benrahma said.
“But, at the same time, I am so focused about getting out of the Championship with Brentford that I do not pay too much attention. But it gives me confidence.”