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Chelsea confirm signing of Abdul Baba Rahman

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Chelsea have confirmed they've signed full-back Abul Baba-Rahman from Augsburg in a deal reported to be worth around £14 million.

The Blues broke the news in the aftermath of their 3-0 defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium yesterday which leaves them with just one point from their first two games of the season.

Baba-Rahman arrives at Stamford Bridge as a replacement for Filipe Luis, who was allowed to return to Atletico Madrid a year after leaving Spain earlier this summer.

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Chelsea confirmed the deal in a statement on their official website which read: "Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce we have reached an agreement with FC Augsburg for the transfer of Abdul Baba Rahman"

The 21-year-old spent one season with Augsburg where he featured in 31 league games before making his big-money move to the Premier League.

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The Ghana international said he was delighted to have joined the Blues and is looking forward to getting stuck in at Stamford Bridge - and one of the first things he did was pose for a picture with his new number 17 shirt.

'I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I can't wait to train with my new team-mates and very much looking forward to working with them and Mr Mourinho. I am also looking forward to having the opportunity to meet the fans as soon as possible.'

Frustration

Rahman's arrival was the one piece of good news on an otherwise bleak afternoon yesterday. The Blues stumbled to a 3-0 defeat against City which leaves them five points adrift of their title rivals already.

Jose Mourinho said after the game: ‘In the first half the best team was winning, in the second the best team was Chelsea,’ said Mourinho. ‘We didn’t score and if the 1-0 result after the second half was an unfair result in my opinion, imagine 2-0 or 3-0. They were the best team in the first half, they controlled the game and created chances. We were comfortable on the ball but defensively we were quite fragile.

 Will Baba-Rahman play more than 10 Premier League games this season?

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