Chelsea must get back to winning ways at Stamford Bridge, says Ba

The Blues have recorded just one domestic victory at home since Rafa Benitez took over, most recently succumbing to a spirited Southampton comeback in a 2-2 draw

Chelsea new-boy Demba Ba has laid down the gauntlet to his team-mates following the 2-2 home draw with Southampton, insisting that they must improve their poor record at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues led 2-0 thanks to some fine finishing from Ba and Eden Hazard, before capitulating and conceding two second-half goals to Nigel Adkins' relegation-threatened Saints.

The result leaves Rafa Benitez's team with just one domestic win from their last six home encounters, which is threatening to undo their good work away from the capital.

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"It's different when teams come here because they just want to defend and don't want to lose," Ba told Chelsea TV.

"When we go away, the opponents always look to take their chances and they think they can win at home. That's why the games are always more open when we play away, but at home we need to get back to winning ways.

"We had some good moments against Southampton, but some bad ones as well. They were lucky to only go in at half-time 2-0 down because it could have been more, but we need to finish all the chances we have and put the ball in the back of the net.

"At the end of the day, though, we conceded two goals, and went back home with only a point. Southampton came back and we let them believe they could get something from the game and they took their chance."

Chelsea host Arsenal this Sunday, as they look to further cement their grip on third place.