West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis was watching a Brentford pair in their 4-0 defeat to Chelsea.
Pulis was an unusual observer at Stamford Bridge as his side don't face the Blues until May.
The Baggies were linked with striker Scott Hogan at the start of the transfer window but they would face competition from West Ham and Crystal Palace for the £15million rated striker.
The West Brom boss is also on the hunt for a centre back with Andreas Bjelland, John Egan and Harlee Dean impressing in red and white stripes this season.
The Welshman would have been impressed at how Dean organised the Bees, despite facing a side of much higher quality than themselves.
However, Pulis also confirmed that he was watching some of Chelsea's younger players, with a possible view to a loan move.
He said: “I was at Chelsea because I’d been recommended a couple of players at Brentford and also the younger players at Chelsea.
“(Nathaniel) Chalobah, (Ruben) Loftus-Cheek, (Kurt) Zouma and people like that were playing. It was just to keep an eye on their young players as much as anything else.”