Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 1/5/13
Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez is confident the signing of Demba Ba will ease the striking burden on Fernando Torres. Senegal international Ba completed his ?7million switch to Stamford Bridge from Premier League rivals Newcastle on Friday and is in contention to make his debut in the FA Cup third round clash with Southampton on Saturday afternoon. Torres has already clocked up 32 appearances for the Blues this term due the shortage of options up front for the Premier League side, a situation which was exacerbated by the sale of Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool. Benitez is confident the Spain international will welcome the increased competition for places, particularly after voicing his opinion that new faces were needed in conversation with his compatriot. He said: "Fernando is happy to see good players signing because it means we can win more games. "I was talking with him in the last couple of weeks and he said we needed more bodies. We know he is playing too many games b...
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