Although Demba Ba is seen as a great bargain buy by many, there have been some concerns that his knee will not last and it will cause him to miss a whole load of games. But the big man has insisted that the number of matches he has played in English football since he has been here proves that he does not have a problem with his knee and it is just pure speculation.
There has been talk about his knee ever since Stoke City almost signed him back in 2011, when a deal broke down because he failed a medical and boss Tony Pulis stated, ‘obviously found something which could cause problems later’.
However, Ba went on to have a successful spell with West Ham and Newcastle, where his form sparkled and he attracted the interest of some of the country’s best, and biggest clubs.
And Ba has admitted Chelsea had no concerns over his long-term fitness and he made a brilliant debut at the weekend where he got his blues career off to a great start by banging in two goals.
A quoted on Sky Sports he said: “My left knee? There was absolutely no problem on that level with Chelsea.
“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 Premier League). The answer should be enough to satisfy everyone.”
To be fair his bad knee has never come up during his spell at Newcastle and though he has been out injured at times, he still had an impressive amount of games and a great goal-scoring record.
Time will only tell if he can cope with all the games that we tend to play every season and we will see if this so called bad knee holds up.
But if the medical team are happy, and everyone else is, there isn’t anything to be worried about.