Uli Davila netted three goals in Cordoba’s 4-2 win over Hercules on Sunday.
Chelsea have a multitude of young superstars raising their profile in the European game while on loan elsewhere this season.
However, one that has not received widespread coverage is Mexican attacking midfielder Uli Davila.
The Central American playmaker reminded the powers that be at Stamford Bridge just what he is capable of on Sunday night, netting a memorable hat-trick for loan side Cordoba in their 4-2 win over Hercules.
Despite the Mexican’s slender build, he popped up to score two headed efforts from free-kicks, before sealing his hat-trick with this wonderful individual effort.
Davila made his name in his homeland for Guadalajara, the same club that Javier Hernandez played for before switching to England.
The 22-year-old was involved domestically and in the Copa Libertadores, and sparkling performances were enough for Chelsea to sign him on a five-year contract back in August 2011.
Davila has become the first-ever Mexican player to be on the west London outfit’s books, but as yet has not had an opportunity in Jose Mourinho’s first team.
The midfielder was sent on loan to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem for the 2011-12 season, but struggled to get regular time on the pitch for the Eredivisie side.
Last season he was farmed out to Sabadell, where he was used as a regular first-team player, gaining invaluable experience in the European game.
At Cordoba this term, he has become an important member of the side, and looks set to continue his good form after Sunday’s hat-trick.
Despite the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois and others starring away from Stamford Bridge, Chelsea should continue to monitor Davila’s progress as he matures into an exciting prospect.
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