Franco di Santo
Franco Matias Di Santo (born 7 April 1989) is an Argentine professional football player who is currently playing his club football as a striker for Blackburn Rovers on loan from Chelsea in the English Premier League.
Di Santo scored on his debut for Chelsea reserves on 11 February 2008, getting a late equalizer in a 22 draw with Fulham reserves and scored his second goal in as many appearances, against Reading reserves on 3 March. On 14 April, he scored his first hat-trick for Chelsea's reserve team against Tottenham Reserves; the most spectacular of the three goals being a volley from a Branislav Ivanovic cross that found the top right corner. In the last reserve match of the season, Di Santo scored his seventh goal in eight reserve games against Aston Villa. He finished the 200708 reserve season with 12 reserve goals in 8 games.
Di Santo trained with the first team in 2008-09 pre-season and flew out with the squad on their tour of China. Ahead of their first game on tour, he was handed the number 36 jersey and came off the bench in that game against Guangzhou Pharmaceutical, to score the third goal during a 4-0 victory. He scored his second goal of the pre-season campaign in the 65th minute against the Chengdu Blades in a 7-0 victory after he had replaced Nicolas Anelka five minutes before.