Having sealed promotion via the play-offs, Brentford are back in the English top-flight for the first time in 74 years. But what can they achieve in their comeback campaign?

• Manager: Thomas Frank

• Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium

• Last Season: 3rd (Championship)

Led by Danish head coach Thomas Frank, the Bees will be confident of cementing their place in the Premier League.

— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) August 2, 2021

With a forward-thinking manager and an excellent recruitment policy, Brentford are likely to surprise a lot of people in the coming year.

• What Happened Last Season?

The Bees missed out on automatic promotion by just four points last term, finishing third in the Championship table with a record of W24-D15-L7.

After seeing off Bournemouth in the play-off semi-finals, they then beat Swansea City 2-0 at Wembley to book their spot in the Premier League.

Brentford were the highest scorers in the second tier last season, thanks largely to the exploits of Ivan Toney, who bagged a whopping 31 goals in 45 league games.

• Players In

• Kristoffer Ajer – Celtic (£14.13m)

• Frank Onyeka – FC Midtjylland (£9.00m)

• Myles Peart-Harris – Chelsea U23 (£1.35m)

Brentford have spent big on Norwegian centre-back Kistoffer Ajer and Nigerian midfielder Frank Onyeka during the off-season, along with 18-year-old Chelsea product Myles Peart-Harris.

Renowned for their shrewd transfers business, don’t be surprised if the Beed add more players to their ranks before the new campaign gets underway.

• Players Out

• Henrik Dalsgaard – FC Midtjylland (Free)

• Emiliano Marcondes – Bournemouth (Free)

• Luke Daniels (Released)

Luke Daniels has been released by the club, with Henrik Dalsgaard and Emiliano Marcondes leaving on free transfers.

• Brentford’s Key Player

Ivan Toney – Who else? The prolific striker has racked up 33 goals and ten assists in 52 appearances across all competitions since joining Brentford last year.

I was just catching some sun.. https://t.co/c5BNDqI8eu

— Ivan Toney (@ivantoney24) July 9, 2021

Bryan Mbeumo, David Raya, Sergi Canos and Josh Dasilva are also among Brentford’s standout players, but Toney is undoubtedly the pick of the bunch.

• What Can Brentford Achieve in 2021/22?

Just like Leeds United last season, Brentford have the potential to do really well in their comeback top-flight campaign.

Although they may not be able to emulate Leeds’ ninth-place finish, the Bees could secure a mid-table finish.

If Toney can adapt to the demands of the Premier League, Brentford will stand an excellent chance of avoiding relegation.