Erik Pieters says he didn't sign for Burnley to sit on the bench.
"I've not come here to sit on the bench – I've come here to play," said a player who has Champions League experience from his time with PSV Eindhoven.
"I think competition keeps me and him absolutely sharp.
"He had a good season but I'm not here to sit on the bench.
"Let's make it a fair battle and support each other no matter who is playing."