Andriy Shevchenko has revealed he's held talks with Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari about his role in the team this season.
"I have trained with the team only a week. The process of recovery is taking place normally and the injury doesn't bother me. It is gratifying that the coach gave me an opportunity to get back into the rhythm of playing,' he told Chelsea TV.
"During these two years at Chelsea I had two operations and a serious back injury. If I will have the opportunity to train and play without injuries, I would like to leave my mark on the history of Chelsea. Injuries constantly kept me out of action."
He also told fans that he and the manager have discussed his role in the team for the season ahead.
"We had a good conversation. I'm only now getting into shape and recovering from injury, so preference is given to those players who are in better form," he explained.
"The coach always chooses the best players in order to choose the best scheme. I very much respect Scolari as a man and a great coach.
"I think the challenge for the coach now is to find the optimum team and help the players achieve their best form. Scolari has enough players to change the scheme of the game. He will be able to judge the best strategy."