Demba Ba Joins Chelsea – Official


Chelsea have announced they have signed striker Demba Ba from Newcastle United on a three-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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Demba Ba – signs for Chelsea

The 27-year-old has scored 13 league goals for the Magpies this season and in 58 games in all competitions he scored 29 goals – one goal per every two games.

We thank Demba Ba for his short 18 months at the club, where he helped us to 5th place in the league table last season, and he has scored 13 of our 27 league goals this season.

We expected the announcement before 12 noon today so he can play for Chelsea at Southampton tomorrow in the FA Cup 3rd round tie.

Ba will wear the number 29 shirt and could make his first return to St. James’ Park on Saturday, 2nd February in our home game with the Blues.

That should be interesting.

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1,047 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #1

    so wots new

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  • rainrix

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Oh well Dreamboat mark 2 should help soften the blow a bit 😉

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Bye bye Ba!

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Glad the sideshow is over. Hopefully we can sort out our business in the next couple of weeks and get some players in. At least he left quickly we should thank him for that. He could have easily held out hoping for a better deal and left us in the lurch at the last minute.

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #5

    bye bye demba, good luck to you, but not to chelsea. Thanks for the goals and strawberry syrup 😉 i am relieved that this saga is over.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Was a great player for us, but I’m glad the saga is finally over and we can now move on. Thin we need a center half more than a striker as Cisse will flourish back in his intended position

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  • JackButler

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Was a great player for us, but I’m glad the saga is finally over and we can now move on. Think we need a center half more than a striker as Cisse will flourish back in his intended position

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #8

    ashley deserves rebecca

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  • Salaam

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #9

    I hope we get a CB before a striker, and a proper striker/CF before we try to sign some overpriced 27 year old winger/striker hybrid (no offense to remy) we dont need.

    Once we have a CB
    we cant be looking for someone to play out wide left…we have marv, fergy and obertan.
    FFS we need a proper CF for IF/WHEN cisse is injured – or just plain cannot score…(its possible folks!) Im not less comfy with ameobi, ranger, campbell and xisco – than I am with Marv, Fergy, HBA, Sammy and Obertan – MUCH MUCH less comfy.

    To me this means we need to sign a humble young cheap CF with good potential for bench/cup cover/reserves if need be. ANYONE…must be more likely to score than xisco, ranger, ameobi or the unproven campbell

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #10

    they are all capable given a proper side behind them

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  • Tommyy

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #11

    I never took to Ba, and I’m really not upset he’s gone. He was always a mercenary so no bitterness there from me.
    Now if we lose Ben Arfa due to us not being ambitious enough I don’t think I could take that.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Glad it wasn’t Qpr..

    Good luck !

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  • One comment a day

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Strong rumours Danny Graham to sign. Totally underwhelmed.

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  • WWYCD

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Thank u Demba all the best big lad, enjoy Chelsea just don’t stick any goals past us ta

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  • sweendog

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Ba .. shame on you .. jumping ship .. he could have waited until the summer .. no respect for him ..
    Moving on I hope remy and Sakho come in .. and I’ll be happy..

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  • Bryan

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Lets not dwell on a player who is only in it for the money. Good luck to him. Money does not bring a person integrity, ethics or class. Three things Ba and his advisors clearly lack in abunance.
    In one short interveiw Debuchay has shown what I call real class in his approach to playing for our great football club. Lets hope this rubs off on all our team.

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  • Tommyy

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Surely we won’t sign Graham, was decent last season but now the Swans have started playing slightly different shape up top he’s been deemed surplus due to not being technical enough for Laudrup.
    If that’s the case for Swansea he’s not goo enough for us. Add that to the fact he’s solely a striker and doesn’t play left or right we’d have the same issue. Unless he was signing for back up he just wouldn’t be worth it.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #18

    GFNFrance ?@GFN_France
    According to RMC, #QPR are no longer trying to steal #Remy away from going to #Newcastle. They have dropped out of the race!
    Retweeted by David Crossan

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  • Graeme

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Is it too much to expect that some “arrangement” has been put in place that ensures Ba will be “Injured / Ill / Indisposed! – when it comes to the SJP fixture on the 2nd February??

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  • Tommyy

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #20

    Graeme – If not he’s going to get one hell of a backlash, Carroll style.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Would sign Danny Graham as back up & sign Remy too.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Stop wishing injuries on players.
    It’s beneath you, and it’s not even the slightest funny.

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  • rainrix

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #23

    Graeme…. if you count “sniper in the 7th tier” as an “arrangement” then yes there has been one 😉

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Great news……the circus has left SJP and we can now concentrate on the team and not 1 player!

    Debuchy is gr8 signing…..will make a huge difference and shore up the defensive line/shape – Simpson has not been good this season and wants to go to Ldn….let him go then.

    Moving fwds lets land the players we need! HWTL

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #25

    Krul
    Debuchy Saylor colo santon
    Cabaye tiote Anita
    Marveaux cisse squidward

    (I’m not sure when cabaye and Taylor will be available)

    That should be enough to get 10 points from the next 4 games, which would probably send us up to around 10th?
    Here’s hoping.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #26

    Think he would be starting for Swansea Tommy,if Michu wasn’t a goal machine.

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  • Constanstine

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #27

    I respect him for his goals and contribution to this club. There was no doubt that he gave his best during his time here and helped us to achieve 5th place last season. As he stated that this will benefit both himself and the club, Cisse will have the chance to shine. Good luck to Ba.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #28

    Danny Graham is better than Shola any day of the week.

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  • gaz 44

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Mr.tuff with What you put in the times link would go with What i was saying . between 9-10mill.. we’ve got them down from 11.4mill apparently just hoping we don’t push our look too far and sign him up

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  • WWYCD

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Wishing injury on former players…stay classy Mags

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #31

    i think we need somebody who can play lw and striker/withdrawn striker. marveaux looks decent but mostly through the middle where he has more options, less good on the left but i wouldn’t mind too much if he was our top option there.

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  • Les Grossman

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Tommyy
    We have an out and out right winger in Cisse…whats your beef???

    😉

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  • Neil

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Time for a banner change me thinks Ed!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #34

    If somebody said you can have a Ferrari for free but have to swap it on 18 months for 7 million you would say yes

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  • Batfastard

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #35

    Most chelski fans are are not happy about ba signing they wanted falcao or cavanni to push for the title

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  • Graeme

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Rainrix @ 23

    Now mopping up tea – a brilliant comment, that made me chuckle lol

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  • Neil

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #37

    Not if the guy selling the Ferrari said you can have it for 3 years then pulls the plug after 18 months TS – That’s why fans are annoyed!! PS we only get £5m not £7m

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  • Les Grossman

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Transfer Sage
    I would say thats a great analogy…….if it was…..its not.
    And its bordering on ridiculous!!

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #39

    @les lol. would hope for
    obertan – cisse – marveaux/new player

    until we have fit players then

    hba – cisse -marveaux/new player
    with cabaye just behind them

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  • rainrix

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #40

    Who exactly has wished an injury on demba? Im pretty sure myself and Graeme were joking, people are so tetchy nowadays 🙁

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