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Demba Ba

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Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    Nationality:  Senegal    

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Ba scored a goal in the 68th minute of Chelsea's 1-0 win over Swansea City on Sunday.

After scoring in last Tuesday's Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain as a substitute, Ba was given the start Sunday ahead of both Samuel Eto'o and Fernando Torres. Ba was all of a forgotten man this season, but has now scored in back-to-back matches and could get some more playing time as Chelsea continue to work their way back to the top of the table.

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March 26, 2014

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Ba said that talks are underway about a move away from Chelsea this summer, reports Sky Sports.

The forward hasn't started a match since December after joining Chelsea from Newcastle in January of 2013. He said his preference would be to stay in the Premier League.

March 9, 2014

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Ba came on for Samuel Eto'o in the 76th minute and then scored in the 88th and 89th minutes of Chelsea's 4-0 rout of Tottenham on Saturday.

With Fernando Torres pulled right before the match after picking up an injury in warmups, Ba was able to make just his 13th Premier League appearance this season. Despite the success, he remains a very limited fantasy option.

December 1, 2013

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Ba came on for Michael Essien at halftime and scored in the 90th minute of Chelsea's 3-1 win over Southampton on Sunday.

Ba poked home a Ramires pass that surely should have been saved but backup goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga wasn't able to do so. Ba's inclusion in Sunday's match was surely a result of Samuel Eto'o's hamstring injury, which is expected to keep him out for at least two weeks. With a midweek match coming up for Chelsea, Ba could continue to see the pitch in the short-term, although Fernando Torres, who started Sunday's match, is the higher upside play of the two.

November 15, 2013

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Besiktas may try to bring Ba to Turkey from the Premier League this winter after failing to secure him on loan last summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Ba has not made a permanent impression on Chelsea's starting line up, and could fall further down the depth chart if new players arrive in January. He has only made three league appearances so far this season.

November 4, 2013

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Ba is expected to be a target of West Ham during the January transfer window, the Mirror reports.

West Ham reportedly went after Ba this summer but couldn't pry him away from Chelsea. Now that he is stuck behind Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o, the Blues may have a change of heart to allow Ba to get some first-team football in, which he hasn't done under Jose Mourinho. His fantasy value would significantly increase if he made the move.

October 6, 2013

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Ba got the start against Norwich City on Sunday and recorded an assist on Oscar's fourth minute goal.

Ba got the call ahead of Samuel Eto'o, with Fernando Torres out with a knee injury. Ba's playing time has been incredibly inconsistent this season, although he made a good showing Sunday, which could give manager Jose Mourinho a second look for their upcoming matches. The downside for Ba is that Torres could return following the international break.

September 28, 2013

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Ba is unavailable for Saturday's match against Tottenham, with Fernando Torres in the Starting XI and Samuel Eto'o on the bench.

Ba's playing time was already light when Chelsea was trying to work him onto the field with Fernando Torres and Romelu Lukaku on the roster, but with Lukaku loaned to Everton for the season and Samuel Eto'o brought in, Ba's playing time has all but disappeared in Premier League and Champions League matches.