Demba Ba

  • Besiktas, Chelsea agree on Demba Ba's transfer July 18, 2014

    Istanbul: Turkish club Besiktas says they have finalized a deal with Chelsea for Senegalese striker Demba Ba's move to Istanbul. Besiktas said on Friday they would pay Chelsea 6 million euros ($8.1 million) in five installments until 2026, under the deal. Ba, who agreed to a fouryear contract, will get 2.5 million...
  • EPL: Chelsea beat Liverpool 20 to leave title race wide open April 27, 2014

    Liverpool: Chelsea dented Liverpool's Premier League title hopes and maintained their own pursuit of the trophy with a 20 victory against the leaders on Sunday. A resilient Chelsea successfully nullified a team on an 11game winning streak, and Demba Ba seized on Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's slip in firsthalf stoppage...
  • EPL: Chelsea beat Swansea to stay in title hunt April 13, 2014

    London: Second-placed Chelsea won 1-0 at Swansea City on Sunday, taking advantage of playing against 10 men for most of the match to keep up the pressure on Premier League leaders Liverpool. That left Chelsea two points behind Liverpool after 34 games each with Jose Mourinho's team due to travel to...
  • Mourinho in a hurry to get all the way to final in Champions League April 9, 2014

    Jose Mourinho's touchline dash after Chelsea scored the goal that clinched their Champions League semi-final place on Tuesday was not done just because he wanted to celebrate with his players by the corner flag. Although it evoked memories of his famous victory sprint and knee-slide with Porto against Manchester United at...
  • Demba Ba's late goal sends Chelsea through to Champions League semi-finals April 9, 2014

    London: Chelsea overturned a two-goal deficit against Paris Saint-Germain to reach the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday, with Paris-born striker Demba Ba clinching a 2-0 win that sent the London club through on away goals with a 3-3 draw. After losing 3-1 in the French capital, Andre Schuerrle began Chelsea's comeback...
  • Chelsea thrash Spurs 4-0 to go seven points clear in Premier League March 9, 2014

    London: Chelsea scored four goals in the second half to thrash 10-man Tottenham 4-0 and provisionally move seven points clear in the Premier League on Saturday. Jose Mourinho's side were unconvincing before halftime but Samuel Eto'o sparked a stunning revival by taking advantage of Jan Vertonghen's slip and ill-judged back pass...
  • Chelsea held to 00 draw by West Ham January 30, 2014

    London: A resilient West Ham side held Chelsea to a 00 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday as Jose Mourinho's team lost ground to new leader Manchester City in the Premier League title race. Under a pouring rain, West Ham defended for most of the secondhalf and managed to contain Chelsea's...
  • Chelsea lack killer instinct, says Mourinho December 18, 2013

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was forced to recount a familiar tale as he bemoaned his team's latest failure to turn chances into goals after their 21 extratime defeat by Sunderland in the League Cup on Tuesday. "The quality of football we produced is amazing. We never lost a match because...
  • Demba Ba's goal sends Chelsea through as group winners in Champions League December 12, 2013

    London: Demba Ba scored a rare goal as Chelsea advanced in the Champions League as group winners with a 10 victory over Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday. On a night when the Romanian visitors offered little threat, Ba turned the ball into the net from close range after 11 minutes at...
  • John Terry scores as Chelsea defeat Southampton 31 December 1, 2013

    London: John Terry marked his 400th Premier League appearance with a goal as Chelsea fought back from an early deficit to beat Southampton 31 Sunday and move to second in the standings. After a sloppy start that saw Jose Mourinho's team concede a goal just after kickoff, Chelsea recovered in the...
  • Chelsea beat Indonesia AllStars 81 in Asian tour July 25, 2013

    Jakarta: Chelsea outclassed an Indonesia AllStars team 81 in the last match of the club's Asian tour on Thursday. Playing before a large, vociferous crowd at Jakarta's Gelora Bung Karno Main stadium, Chelsea took the lead through a 21st minute penalty by Eden Hazard. Ramires, Demba Ba and John Terry then...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Saturday July 13, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Saturday's roundup of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Liverpool will only sell Suarez at the right price to Arsenal English Premier League club Liverpool are prepared to sell striker Luis Suarez to their English rivals Arsenal...
  • West Ham target Chelsea duo of Lukaku and Ba June 20, 2013

    West Ham are keeping a close eye on the Chelsea duo of Romelu Lukaku and Demba Ba in case the Blues leave the strikers once Jose Mourinho takes over as manager. After completing the deal for Andy Carroll, the Hammers management are anxiously waiting for Mourinho's 25member Chelsea squad. "The Chelsea...
  • West Ham eye Roman Lukaku, Demba Ba and Wilfried Zaha June 13, 2013

    London: West Ham are hoping to get former Hammers man Demba Ba and Manchester United's Wilfred Zaha on loan for the next season along with Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku to partner centre forward Carroll. As per reports in Daily Mail, West Ham have identified Belgian international Lukaku as their No 1...
  • Fernando Torres key as Chelsea take on Basel in Europa League April 24, 2013

    London: Chelsea are in the last chance saloon as far as a trophy goes and Fernando Torres, complete with his 'Mask of Zorro', must continue his recent improvement in swashbuckling style in Thursday's Europa League semifinals. Fenerbahce welcome Benfica in their first leg while European champions Chelsea face a tricky...
  • City beat Chelsea 21 to set up FA Cup final with Wigan April 15, 2013

    London: Manchester City reached the FA Cup final by beating defending champions Chelsea 21 in a freeflowing game at Wembley on Sunday to maintain their only remaining hope for a trophy this season. City dominated much of the first hour and went 20 up through goals by Samir Nasri and Sergio...
  • Ba and Bertrand should be back for Chelsea's Wembley trip April 13, 2013

    London: Holders Chelsea should have striker Demba Ba and defender Ryan Bertrand available for Sunday's FA Cup semifinal against Manchester City at Wembley. Senegal international Ba, who was ineligible for Thursday's Europa League quarterfinal at Rubin Kazan, suffered an ankle problem in last weekend's 21 Premier League victory over Sunderland...
  • Chelsea beat Manchester United 10 to reach FA Cup semis April 1, 2013

    London: Demba Ba sent Chelsea into the FA Cup semifinals with a 10 victory over Manchester United on Monday, keeping his team on course for a cup double to make amends for a lackluster Premier League campaign. The quarterfinal replay came to life four minutes into the second half when Ba...
  • Benitez spared abuse as Chelsea win 1-0 March 2, 2013

    London: Demba Ba gave under-fire Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez some much-needed respite by scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, provisionally moving the team into third place in the Premier League. A toxic atmosphere had been expected at Stamford Bridge after Benitez's outburst on Wednesday,...
  • Chelsea held to a 22 draw at home by Southampton January 17, 2013

    London: Chelsea capitulated in the second half against relegationthreatened Southampton by surrendering a twogoal lead to draw 22 in the English Premier League on Wednesday. Demba Ba and Eden Hazard gave Chelsea a comfortable halftime lead before the thirdplace side experienced their second consecutive home setback in the league. Southampton substitute...
  • Ba nets on debut as holders Chelsea win in FA Cup January 6, 2013

    London: Demba Ba made an immediate impact on his Chelsea debut in the FA Cup by scoring twice as the holders thrashed Southampton 51 on Saturday, while Newcastle was the only Premier League side to be ousted by lowerleague opposition in the third round. A day after completing his move...
  • Chelsea make offer for Newcastle striker Demba Ba January 2, 2013

    London: Chelsea gained permission to hold transfer talks with striker Demba Ba after activating the release clause in his Newcastle contract as the London club sold Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool on Wednesday. Chelsea have been looking to add the 27yearold Ba to its strike force after seeing him score 13 goals...
  • Theo Walcott stars as Arsenal rout Newcastle 73 December 30, 2012

    London: Theo Walcott hit a hattrick as Arsenal scored six secondhalf goals on Saturday to thrash Newcastle 73 and record their fourth straight win in the Premier League. Walcott played in his preferred central striking role and showed why Arsenal is eager to retain him when his contract expires in...
  • City beat Newcastle 31 to stay close to United December 15, 2012

    Newcastle: Manchester City bounced back from the damaging derby loss to Manchester United with a 31 win at struggling Newcastle on Saturday, keeping the champions in touch with their neighbours in the Premier League title race. Goals by Sergio Aguero and Javi Garcia gave City a 20 lead at halftime,...
  • Wenger eyes Demba Ba as van Persie replacement December 4, 2012

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly set his sights on the inform Newcastle United striker Demba Ba. The Senegal striker has a buyout clause in his contract with the Magpies, and reports are doing the rounds that Wenger is planning a USD 7.5 million pound offer to Ba in January. Also,...
  • Newcastle end winless run with 30 win over Wigan December 4, 2012

    Newcastle: Newcastle recorded its first Premier League win in six matches by beating 10man Wigan 30 on Monday after two goals by Demba Ba and another from Gael Bigirimana. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had been under pressure with his injuryhit team winning only one league match since he signed an eightyear...
  • Demba Ba pulls out of Senegal friendly November 12, 2012

    Dakar: Newcastle United striker Demba Ba is among six regulars who have pulled out of Senegal's squad for a friendly international in Niger on Wednesday, the Agence Presse Senegalaise news agency said on Monday. Ba played for Newcastle in their home Premier League defeat to West Ham on Sunday without any...
  • Ba own goal rescues point for Sunderland in derby October 23, 2012

    Sunderland: Demba Ba scored a late own goal as Sunderland escaped with a point from a 11 draw with 10man Newcastle in a feisty northeast derby in the Premier League on Sunday. The Senegal striker is the league's jointtop scorer this season with six goals, but he deflected the ball into...
  • Newcastle hold Everton 2-2 in controversial tie September 18, 2012

    Liverpool: Everton were held to a 2-2 draw by Newcastle in the Premier League on Monday after having a goal disallowed despite the ball appearing to cross the line before being cleared. The score was 1-1 when Everton forward Victor Anichebe's header hit the underside of the crossbar and the ball...