One of Chelsea's biggest problems this season has been a lack of presence inside the penalty area.
At times, it looked like the Blues had acquired a big, long list of transfer targets with attacking midfielders at the top—only, as the club got to the halfway point in that list, they ran out of money.
The result? Eden Hazard, Juan Manuel Mata, Oscar, Victor Moses and Marko Marin all vying for the same spots, while Fernando Torres is left to fly the forward's flag on his lonesome.
Torres has a habit of "getting involved" in the build-up play, meaning the intricate passing between him and the advanced midfielders hits a dead end when there's no striker to finish the move.
The addition of Demba Ba will create a clear and much-needed divide: strikers here, midfielders there.