Ba Relishing More Playing Time After Another Match-Winner

Demba Ba will definitely love to be playing more football next season, after putting up his second match-winning performance inside a week as Chelsea claim a 1-0 win at Swansea on Sunday.

Chelsea took advantage of defender Chico Flores’ sending off early on in the encounter, thanks to Ba’s goal midway through.

The Senegalese striker also scored the match winner against Paris St-Germain on Tuesday, after coming on as a second-half substitute.

“It has been a very good week for the whole club, the fans and my family,” the former Newcastle man told BBS Sport.

“I always believe even though it’s hard when you don’t play, because fitness and confidence go down. I just said I would give everything and the goal came today.”

Demba Ba Scores Chelsea's Solitary Goal at Swansea. Getty Image.
Demba Ba Scores Chelsea’s Solitary Goal at Swansea. Getty Image.

Even with their opponents reduced to ten man, the visitors struggled to gain the lead, despite the introduction of Cameroon international, Samuel Eto’O, to partner Ba upfront. Both strikers went close to making the breakthrough, as did Oscar.

The Blues’ nerves were finally settled when Ba latched on to an early Nemaja Matic pass, turned midfielder Ashley Williams, before hitting a low shot past Michel Vorm into the net.

“It was difficult today, especially for the strikers. They were defending very tight together,” he added.

“The through ball for my goal was perfect from Nemanja Matic and I had to finish it for the team and I did.”

The win keeps second-placed Chelsea two points short of leaders Liverpool, who earlier in the day sealed a 3-2 win over third-placed Manchester City.

Asked if he would definitely be leaving in the summer, Ba said: “No, it’s not definite. I’m a football player and I love playing football. I look forward to playing those 90 minutes next season, wherever that is.”

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