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'Chelsea make football look easy'

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 08, 2013

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DEMBA Ba has warned Swansea City that his new club make "football look easy" ahead of tomorrow's Capital One Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Ba is eligible to play for the Blues after completing a £7.5 million move from Newcastle United last week.

The Senegalese international frontman netted twice on his Chelsea debut as Rafael Benitez's team cruised into round four of the FA Cup with a 5-1 win at Southampton last weekend.

Now Ba will target more goals against Swansea — and he expects the chances to flow because of the long list of creators on the books in West London.

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"When you have players like this, who understand football perfectly, you just have to run and the ball will come into your feet," Ba said.

"It makes football easy. I just try to run in behind and create space for the midfielders because I know when they have space they will be dangerous.

"I saw it when I played against them, but they are world-class players and when you play with them, it's completely different.

"They create spaces and provide good passes, and they are very intelligent in their game."

Meanwhile, Swansea's FA Cup third-round replay with Arsenal is to be screened live on ESPN.

The game will take place on Wednesday, January 16, with kick-off at 7.30pm.

Swansea have been allocated just over 2,000 tickets for the Arsenal replay, priced £35.50 for adults.

Tickets are on sale via the club website, as are tickets for the Premier League game at West Ham on Saturday, February 2.

Swansea have been given an allocation of just over 1,900 tickets for the trip to Upton Park.

For details of who can buy when for both Arsenal and West Ham, go to swanseacity.net

Swansea's league trip to Liverpool has been put back a day until Sunday, February 24, with kick-off time to be confirmed, because of the Reds' continued involvement in the Europa League.

The fixture will be moved again if Swansea see off Chelsea, as that is the date of the Capital One Cup final.

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