Brentford moved up to seventh in the Championship table as they sealed an emphatic 7-0 victory over relegation strugglers Luton Town at Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon.
Thomas Frank’s side were looking to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat to Blackburn in midweek, and they produced a relentless performance against the Hatters which saw them race into a five-goal lead by the interval.
Josh Dasilva netted his first career hat-trick during the match while Bryan Mbeumo, Ollie Watkins, Mathias Jensen and Said Benrahma were also on target as the Bees sealed their sixth victory in their last eight outings.
Dasilva has cemented his spot in the Brentford side in recent weeks and he looked good value for his three goals on Saturday, with the former Arsenal man delivering an accomplished all-round performance from midfield.
Here, we take a closer look at how the 21-year-old performed against Graeme Jones’ side…
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Dasilva has become a regular in Frank’s side this season and he has formed a significant part of the team’s recent success, with Saturday’s match marking the third time in the last four matches that he has played the full 90 minutes.
The stand-out statistic from his display is the fact he managed to net three goals from midfield against the Hatters, with two of these coming during Brentford’s emphatic first-half display before he then scored from the spot in the second period.
It should also be noted that Dasilva found the net with each of his on-target efforts in the match, with the Arsenal academy graduate proving his lethal touch in front of goal by netting his fourth, fifth and sixth goals of the campaign.
The midfielder had also provided an assist before he got his name on the scoresheet as he showcased his creative spark by teeing up Watkins for a tap-in to make it 2-0 to the Bees after 29 minutes.
However, Dasilva did not just stand out for his contribution to Brentford’s impressive seven-goal tally, as he also produced a well-rounded display which saw him record a pass completion rate of 86% against the Hatters.
He also won a significant portion of his midfield duels by coming out on top 69% of the time against his opponents, with this proving he also has a strong defensive side to his game, even though this was rarely necessary against a poor Luton side.
The midfielder is definitely enjoying his best run in the Brentford side since his move to the club in the summer of 2018, with his three-goal haul against the Hatters representing the progress he is making in West London.