|World Player of the Week
Jose Mourinho has made plenty of noise over his unhappiness with the lack of goals from his strikers at Chelsea this season.
But having been overlooked for the majority of the campaign, Demba Ba has struck twice in a week to offer his manager a reminder of his talents in front of goal as the stretch run intensifies both domestically and in Europe.
Goal's Alec Fenn said: "The striker has barely had a look in behind Samuel Eto'o and Fernando Torres at Stamford Bridge this season. However, the 28-year-old delivered the perfect response when handed the opportunity to prove his worth this week.
"He struck the crucial second goal as Chelsea saw off Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League before scoring the only goal of the game against Swansea to breathe new life into the Blues' bid to win the Premier League."
|Congratulations to Demba Ba, Goal's 256th World Player of the Week winner!
Marco Reus - Borussia Dortmund
@RBairner: "Showed Real Madrid what they must do to beat Bayern in Europe."
Goal's Enis Koylu: "Ran Bayern Munich ragged with his pace and invention."
Diego Godin - Atletico Madrid@LBCeleste: "What a player! In great form ahead of the World Cup."
Goal's Miles Chambers: "Played a starring role in keeping two clean sheets and also scored a vital goal."
Paco Alcacer - Valencia
@JavierJotah: "Well, Alcacer is now already in the history books of Valencia."
Goal's Joe Wright: "His hat trick inspired one of the greatest comebacks in the club's history."
Diego Forlan - Cerezo Osaka
@jim0w: "Forlan has still got it. Let's hope his form continues into this summer."
Goal's Dan Orlowitz: "Scored twice in the Osaka derby, including a superb free kick for his second goal."
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