Chelsea new boy Demba Ba admits he could not have asked for a better debut after scoring twice

Demba Ba: Made a dream debut with two goals against Southampton

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Demba Ba could not have asked for more from his Chelsea debut after what has been a whirlwind week.

The 27-year-old completed his move from Newcastle to west London on Friday and made his Blues debut a day later in their FA Cup third-round tie at Southampton.

Ba quickly went about making an impact at his new club, drawing Chelsea level with a goal that proved the catalyst to a 5-1 win.

The Senegal international had not been sure if the first one was his after hitting home a Juan Mata effort on the line, although his second was far more clear-cut.

Ba slotted home impressively under pressure but was not going to try and wrestle Chelsea's late penalty off Frank Lampard in the search of a hat-trick.

"I'm not that crazy," Ba said, with Lampard firing home to put him joint second in Chelsea's all-time scorers list with Kerry Dixon.

"I don't think I have made a debut like that before. That's a great one and I'm pleased, I'm going to enjoy it a little bit.

"It's great, when you see the fans they show you they're happy for you and the team-mates when they come and congratulate you it's a good feeling.

"The three behind me make football look easy. I just try to run in behind and try to create space as well for them.

"I don't think I have made a debut like that before. That's a great one and I'm pleased, I'm going to enjoy it a little bit."

Demba Ba

"I know when they have some space they will be very dangerous."

The brace at Southampton was the ideal end to what has been a whirlwind week for Ba.

"I woke up on Wednesday and I prepared myself to play (for Newcastle) against Everton," he said.

"I got a text from the manager that said I needed to come and see him.

"From that moment I knew that everything was fixed and I'd go.

"I travelled down as quickly as possible to London to watch the (Chelsea) game against QPR and after that the next day I had a medical so it was very busy.

"Now I'm just going to have one day off chilling with my kids and just relax."