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Demba Ba: I told Mourinho I want to fight for Chelsea place

Demba Ba says he only wants a future with Chelsea.

The striker could make his Champions League debut tomorrow.

"I told the manager if I stayed I would keep fighting for the club. Now it's about the next months and years with Chelsea," he said this morning.

"This is part of football. It didn't happen. I'm a good professional and always work hard. I will keep doing the same.

"I want to play. It all depends on me and the performance I put in on the pitch. If I don't perform, it will be only my fault.

"I know I haven't played as good as when I was in Newcastle or West Ham, but I needed time to settle. I keep working hard and believe the reward is behind the work."

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