With day two of the January transfer window coming to a close we saw one in and one out at Stamford Bridge. Daniel Sturridge finally completed his move to Liverpool for a rumoured £12m while Chelsea have signed Newcastle’s Senegalese goal scorer, Demba Ba.
Ba was withdrawn from the Newcastle squad ahead of the home match against Everton and it was before the game that Newcastle manager told Sky Sports that Ba would be heading off to the West London club saying “It’s done. He will go to Chelsea with our blessing,”
“He has done fantastic for us and it’s not a bad thing, all the uncertainty is now done and we can move on.”
Though obviously disappointed at losing his leading goal scorer, Pardew remained positive that it doesn’t mean the club is in anyway worse off for it by adding
“The ball was always in Demba’s court. But this club is bigger than any player for sure.”
With completing the signing of Demba Ba Chelsea have got themselves a proven goal scorer. Ba currently is joint second in the goal scoring charts with 13 goals, equal with Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Swansea’s Michu, while United’s Robin van Persie leads the way with 16.
Not only will it add goals to the team but also give Fernando Torres competition for the lone striker role but also bolster Chelsea’s squad as they look to mount an effort to challenge both Manchester based clubs for the Premiership crown.
There is no doubting Demba Ba as a goal scorer. With a record of a goal every other game, unless you are Super footballers like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, that is impressive and now that he has Juan Mata and Eden Hazard to create goal scoring opportunities for him, that could well be closer to a goal every game.
Chelsea fans will most likely get to see their new player at Stamford Bridge when they host Swansea City, or maybe he will be given a run out against Southampton on Saturday. But with that only being 3 days away, we will wait and see.
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