In pictures: Demba Ba and football's masked men

The Chelsea striker will wear a protective mask this weekend

After breaking his nose in last weekend's game against Newcastle, Demba Ba looks set to appear for Chelsea this Saturday wearing a protective facemask.  

He joins a surprisingly high number of other Chelsea players to have played wearing a mask along with several others throughout the years.

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