Last Updated: Tue, 21 May 2013 11:14
Romelu Lukaku claims his successful season-long loan at West Brom shows he would be capable of fighting for his place at Chelsea.
The Belgian hitman, who signed for Chelsea from Anderlecht for £18 million in 2011, has barely featured for the Blues and spent all of last season on loan with the Baggies.
And, after his stunning hat-trick in the 5-5 draw against champions Manchester United on Sunday took his total haul for the campaign up to 17 Premier League goals, Lukaku is poised to return to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Albion boss Steve Clarke would like to take him back on loan for another season, while other clubs such as Swansea have been linked.
Lukaku insists the situation is out of his hands as Chelsea, who are likely to have Jose Mourinho back in charge this summer, will decide his future. But he feels that he has done more than enough to prove he should be in the Londoners' plans for the new season.
"I've had a great season and now I want to do better," he told reporters.
"After last year, a lot of people doubted me, but I kept believing in my qualities and worked hard.
"With the help of the fans and this club, I just couldn't fail here. From day one I have felt at home - like I was back in Brussels. That's why I have performed so well.
"They have helped me through the good and the bad days. I was really convinced the team would have a good season.
"It's been wonderful to be here."
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