Chelsea missed out on the chance to reclaim top-spot on Sunday afternoon - if only temporarily - when they could only manage a 0-0 draw at home to relegation-threatened Norwich City.
Jose Mourinho opted to start Demba Ba ahead of both Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o, and yet the Senegalese striker had a game to forget.
Ba has recently been a Chelsea hero, scoring vital goals against Swansea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain, but against the Canaries he managed only one scoring attempt all game and that was off-target.
He also failed to play a single key pass and of 16 passes in total, only 10 found a teammate.
|Total Scoring Attempt||On-target Scoring Attempt||Total Key Pass||Total Pass||Accurate Pass||Mins|
In short, Ba was not the answer for a Chelsea side in desperate need of a winning goal against a resolute Norwich outfit.
The Blues may have had 22 scoring efforts, but only four of those were on target, proving yet again just how important the addition of a world-class front-man will be this summer.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what the Chelsea fans made of Ba's performance, and the common consensus was, well, you can see for yourself below...
Demba Ba has had an absolute shocker today, just awful— Rob Washford (@RobWashford) May 4, 2014
Demba ba is terrible— Josh (@JoshhCoulson) May 4, 2014
Cant believe how shocking Demba Ba is. I think i would have put one of them away this afternoon. #cfc— Matt Green™ (@mattgreen1985) May 4, 2014
Demba Ba is too sometimish— Biggz (@Curtisbiggz) May 4, 2014
Demba Ba shouldn't be on the pitch— Alex Green (@zanderboii) May 4, 2014
Demba ba is the most wasteful striker that ever lived— Glenn (@GlennCopeland7) May 4, 2014
Demba Ba is easily the worst player I have seen in a chelsea shirt— Joe Murphy (@IamJoeMurphy) May 4, 2014