The Senegal international was heavily linked with a loan move in the summer, but is adamant he will compete with Samuel Eto'o and Fernando Torres for game time.
The 28-year-old forward was heavily linked with a loan move away in the transfer window, with former club Newcastle and Arsenal interested in securing his services. Arsenal saw a loan move fall through at the last minute, though, leaving Ba, who only joined Chelsea in January, in limbo.
The competition for places has increased this season after 32-year-old Samuel Eto'o joined on a free transfer, giving manager Jose Mourinho multiple options, including Spaniard Fernando Torres.
And while Romelu Lukaku remains on loan – the Belgian is at Everton this season – Ba is likely to find it tougher to get game time for Chelsea this season. Despite that, he is remaining positive.
"I told the manager if I stayed I would keep fighting for the club," Ba told reporters in the build-up to Chelsea's Champions League clash with FC Basel. "Now it's about the next months and years with Chelsea.
"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."