Ba up and running as Chelsea progress in FA Cup
SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Demba Ba scored twice on his debut as holders Chelsea eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 5-1 win over Southampton at St Mary's on Saturday.
Ba, signed 24 hours earlier from Newcastle United, cancelled out Jay Rodriquez's opener and scored the visitors' fourth after goals from Victor Moses and Branislav Ivanovic had put the Blues in control.
Frank Lampard came off the bench to win and score a late penalty that sealed a comfortable victory.
Ba's double suggested the Senegalese international could be an ideal deputy for the out-of-form Fernando Torres and showed he had an instant understanding with the rest of Chelsea's devastating front-line.