Mark Schwarzer is confident he'll see first team action with Chelsea this season.

The Aussie keeper is determined not to spend the campaign sitting on the substitutes' bench.

"Before I spoke to the manager I had some doubts, but once I spoke to the manager those doubts disappeared pretty quickly," Schwarzer said.

"The amount of games Chelsea play there is going to be opportunities to play games and that's also important for me."

Cech has welcomed Schwarzer, who joined up with his team-mates in Bangkok and made his first appearance against a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur last weekend.

"He's a great goalkeeper and a good guy," said Schwarzer, who is likely to be granted a further opportunity to play in Jakarta tomorrow in the final match of Chelsea's Asia tour.

"He has been extremely accommodating for me since I have arrived. It's been great to work alongside him.

"Hopefully I can learn from him and maybe he might learn from me too. I think we can complement each other very well."