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Chelsea striker Ba gave peptalk to Newcastle pals

Chelsea striker Demba Ba visited his former Newcastle United teammates while they were in London for Saturday's draw at West Ham United.

He made a £7million move from the North East in January.

Ba, 27, said: "I went to see them at the hotel and I tried to give them a bit of motivation because I wouldn't like to see them go down.

"Newcastle have the qualities. There isn't a lot missing for the team to get out of the situation and I hope they will. They are all motivating each other and talking to each other."

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