Claudio Pizarro insists he is not 'scared' by the competition for a place in the Chelsea side.
The free transfer signing from Bayern Munich is expected to provide the back-up to Didier Drogba this season as Jose Mourinho reverts to a 4-3-3 formation.
But, with Drogba likely to miss the opening game of the campaign against Birmingham City on Sunday, Pizarro is hoping to start.
And the Peruvian hit-man is determined to prove that he can be Mourinho's No.1 striker this term.
"I am not in England to be a substitute for Drogba," Pizarro said.
"He and Andrei Shevchenko are superstars, but Claudio Pizarro is not lame and I will compete with them.
"My dream is to be the No.1 striker at Chelsea.
"I am not scared about having rivals for my place."