Premier League matches goes to reiterate his fitness and dispels any fear that a previous knee injury might become an ongoing problem.
Sky Sports reports that Ba was close to making a move to Stoke City in January 2011, but due to a failed medical the Potters ended the deal. Pulis is on the record as stating, ‘obviously [the medical team] found something which could cause problems later’.
The Senegal international then went onto have successful spells at West Ham and Newcastle. Meanwhile, his current employers saw no reason to doubt his knee either.
“My left knee? There was absolutely no problem on that level with Chelsea,” Ba told L’Equipe.
“I don’t like to talk about that, but just have a look at the number of matches I have played since I have been in England [65 in the league].
“The answer should be enough to satisfy everyone.”
Ba made an immediate impact for the Blues with a brace against Southampton in their 5-1 mauling of the Saints. Chelsea play Swansea City in the Capital One Cup semi-final on Wednesday, with Ba looking set to make another appearance.
The player went onto tell L’Equipe about his desire to “win as many titles as possible” this year, with Chelsea still in contention for “three cups.”
With his eye for goal Chelsea fans might yet have a piece of silverware to celebrate come the end of the season.