We don't want to lose two in a row: Demba Ba

Chelsea striker Demba Ba wants team to bounce back from recent setbacks against Everton today

London: Chelsea striker Demba Ba says the Stamford Bridge outfit cannot afford to slip up against Everton when the Premier League title race recommences today.

Chelsea’s Demba Ba heads the ball during a FA Cup match at Stamford Bridge. Pic/Getty Images.

Jose Mourinho’s side were held to a 1-1 draw at struggling West Brom in their last top-flight game, and then lost 0-2 in their FA Cup fifth-round tie at Manchester City last Saturday.

The west London club are still top of the table despite dropping points at the Hawthorns, but face a stern test when Roberto Martinez’s top four-chasing team travel to Stamford Bridge. And Senegalese frontman Ba, who has not featured in Chelsea’s last two games, has stressed the importance of responding from their recent setbacks against the Merseysiders.

“We lost the last game in the FA Cup and we don’t want to lose two in a row. That would be bad,” he told Chelsea’s website. “We are just going to do everything on Saturday because it’s important to get back to winning ways, it’s important for the title race and it’s important for our confidence.”

Chelsea are just one point ahead of London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League, with City a further two points adrift in third spot. However, City have a game in hand.

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