Time to raise the Ba

Tuesday 8th January 2013 15:07

An excellent Ba-rgain

An excellent Ba-rgain

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Chelsea FanZoner Sam Puleston hopes the arrival of Demba Ba will the give the Blues a much-needed boost.

New striker could at last motivate Torres

After a lacklustre 1-0 defeat at the hands of our chuckle brother neighbours QPR, business in the January transfer window was imperative.

With the introduction of Demba Ba upfront, Chelsea seemed to have a new dimension up front against Southampton. The way the big Senegalese striker battled and bullied the oppositions defence reminded me of a certain Didier Drogba.

There's no doubt that Rafa Benitez, under the puppeteer named Roman Abramovich will continue to start with Fernando Torres up front. However, hopefully having a striker full of goals on the bench will be the much needed kick up the back side the Spanish striker needed. Unfortunately I don't think this will be the case.

Last year Torres had Didier Drogba on the bench waiting to come on and yet he seemed unwilling to work for the team. My prediction is that Fernando Torres will in fact only get worse unless we could somehow integrate them into the same line-up with perhaps a 4-4-2 or by putting Ba on the wing. Neither of which I believe would work.

I have no doubt that for the short change of £7 million Ba will be an almighty bargain. Giving us a new dimension, I strongly believe that if Demba Ba was available for the QPR match we would have won.

We can only hope as Chelsea fans that we can one day officially say the old Torres is back, however there is only so much time he can have and I would be happy to see Ba giving a run in the team if Torres continues to underperform.


Most Chelsea fans would agree that Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole have been nothing short of sensational for Chelsea from the moment they signed to this present day. For this reason I cannot begin to understand why the board seem persistent to get rid of them.

Sir Alex understands the importance of senior players within a squad and with Giggs (39 years old) setting up Van Persie with a pin point pass for a 90th minute equaliser against West Ham, you can see why!

We have the best left back and goal scoring midfielder in the world. If we let them go every club in the world will be lining up for the bargains of the century and who would we get in their place? Bertrand is a decent left back but is nowhere near Cole's standard and what other central midfielder will get us 20 goals a season...

The Capital One Cup is not the most prestigious of trophies however it's our best chance of silverware this season. Only Swansea stands in our way from a place in the final against the winners of Aston Villa (a team we beat 8-0) and League Two side Bradford. It couldn't get much easier.

However with the first leg of the semi-final against Swansea on Thursday I fear that Benitez will continue to rotate the squad playing a half strength team. If this is the case I would not be surprised with another tragic home defeat.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

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