Chelsea’s quest for silverware this season will flourish or flounder in the next fortnight.
They face Russian outfit Rubin Kazan in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night, with the second leg a week later.
And then on April 14 the Blues are at Wembley for a semi-final showdown with Manchester City in the FA Cup. That is the big one for Ba — who is cup-tied in Europe — and he hopes to claim his first-ever winner’s medal in a competition the Londoners have dominated recently.
Ba said: “I have not yet won a trophy in my career but hopefully this will be the season that happens.
“We’re playing against one of the best teams in the country — but we’ll go to Wembley to win.
“We always talk about trophies here. That has to be the aim for the players and the club but we have to prove we can do it on the pitch.”