Olivier Giroud is prepared to battle Chelsea's new signing Timo Werner for a starting role this coming season.
Giroud is in the form of his life at the West London club, making himself undroppable with impressive performances for Frank Lampard's side.
The second half of the season has been a huge contrast from the first when the Frenchman started only three matches in all competitions, with Lampard preferring Tammy Abraham.
The frontline is however going to be crowded this coming season, following the signing of Werner from German side RB Leipzig.
The German joined the rest of the Blues in training on Wednesday, and Giroud knows he will be coming for a starting role.
"When the teams play a defensive way against us, it’s not bad to have a tall striker like me that can make the link. But I am not naive," The 33-year-old told L'Equipe.
"Werner hasn’t been recruited to sit on the bench. But I will do everything I can to give headaches to the coach when it comes to making his choice."
He however says he will fight for a starting role, which should be a headache for Lampad's selection.
"Werner’s transfer is an additional motivation and it was inevitable that the club recruits a striker," said the France international.
"Chelsea is a great club, that spends money to strengthen the squad, and I was expecting someone to come."