SEATTLE - OCTOBER 12: Tyrone Marshall #14 of the Seattle Sounders FC battles Ulises Davila #11 of Chivas de Guadalajara flying on October 12, 2010 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Sounders defeated Chivas de Guadalajara 3-1. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Today we get word of two more loan destinations for Chelsea youngsters. Ulises Davila was signed after a very impressive showing at the U20 world cup last year and was subsequently loaned to Eredivise side Vitesse Arnhem. The loan spell was ultimately disappointing, as Davila barely played for the first team. As he lacks a work permit and is unlikely to be granted one this season, another loan was near certain for Davila. He'll be headed to Spain, where he'll be competing for second division club CE Sabadell. Sabadell also confirmed the presence of Chelsea player Jhon Pirez at the club.
This is probably a great move for Davila and Pirez, as they will be virtually guaranteed regular playing time for the first team. After basically losing a season last year, it's nice to see Chelsea focus on assuring Davila gets on the pitch as opposed to pushing him to a higher level than he's ready for. He'll still see some quality opponents in that league, and hopefully we'll even have the opportunity to see his games occasionally. For Pirez it's a great opportunity to show that he's over his knee injury.
Rohan Ince was also loaned today, he'll be heading to Yeovil Town. We've had a pretty good working relationship with Yeovil of late, so hopefully Ince will have plenty of opportunities to show what he can do. Ince is in the last year of his contract with Chelsea, so this will be a very important chance for the youngster to show what he's capable of against first team competition. bets of luck to all three, we'll certainly be watching.