Claudio Pizarro is desperate to be given a chance to prove himself for Chelsea.
The Peruvian has only made three starts in the Premier League since joining The Blues from Bayern Munich in the summer.
He was looking forward to an extended run in the side this month, with Didier Drogba jetting off to Ghana for the African Cup of Nations.
However, Nicolas Anelka is hoping to complete a move to Stamford Bridge this week to further increase competition for places.
Pizarro accepts that his future lies in Chelsea's hands, but has urged the board to give him more time.
The striker believes he can be successful in the Premier League if he is allowed enough opportunities to find his top form.
"It is important for me to play, get some confidence, to get some games and to get back into good shape," Pizarro told the Daily Express.
"I want to show what I can do.
"The board has to decide what they want to do, but I want the chance to play and the chance to show I can play centre-forward."