Petr Cech has been Chelsea's number one goalkeeper for a decade since joining the club in 2004. Yet, despite seeing off many top goalkeepers, none of them have been as good as Thibaut Courtois.
Ahead of the new season, Cech was asked to speak on the current situation:
"I don't want to be on the bench," he told reporters after featuring in Chelsea's 1-1 pre-season draw with Wolfsberger in Austria on Wednesday. "This is why I am trying to do everything to be in the team.
"I don't want to talk about ifs and buts. Let's see how I am going and what happens.
"You know I always give my best and obviously that is all I can do. I will do my best and do everything I can do to be as ready as possible for when the season starts.
"Obviously Jose Mourinho will make his choice and decide how his team is going to look for the first game, second game, third game, whatever game.
"It is up to us players to show we are ready to play and make him pick us. I am not any different. I am doing everything I can to make him pick me."