Demba Ba felt our 1-0 win at Swansea was made all the more important by the fact Liverpool had beaten Manchester City earlier in the day.

The Senegalese striker scored the only goal of the game at the Liberty Stadium to keep the Blues within two points of Brendan Rodgers’s side, who beat Manchester City 3-2, a fortnight ahead of our meeting at Anfield

Ba, who also scored the decisive goal in midweek against Paris Saint-Germain, reflected on a significant few days, both for the club and himself.

‘It was a very important win, especially after the Liverpool result,’ he said. ‘Swansea are a team who play good football but even with the red card [Chico Flores was sent off early in the game] there were eight or nine of them in the box.

‘It was difficult to break them down but we did it on the counter attack and we’re happy.

‘It was two good appearances for me, I’m happy for everybody, I always give everything for the shirt and I will do that until the last day, the last minute.

‘It’s not been a bad week, I’m happy for the team, for me and my family.’

Ba has had to be patient during the current campaign, often selected on the bench, but with the Blues still competing in both the Barclays Premier League and Champions League, he could still have a big part to play.

‘I never stopped believing,’ said Ba. ‘I knew the manager wanted to keep three strikers and I knew I would get the opportunity to come in and do something.

‘It’s going to be a great end to the season for us, the fans and everybody.

‘The ball [from Nemanja Matic] was perfect, I had to finish it for the team and that’s what I did.’

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