Newcastle boss Pardew frustrated seeing Ba in Chelsea colours
Pardew swerved questioned about trying to re-sign Ba this summer, when he'll be on the look-out for at least two new forwards, he remains a huge fan of the player.
"I'm frustrated when I see Demba is not playing and I should think he is frustrated too that he's not getting a lot of football there," said Pardew, who is missing Fabricio Coloccini, Yoan Gouffran and Cheick Tiote as well as the banned Remy.
"Demba always wants to play and I always like that about him. He was a great player for us."