Filipe Luis says he cannot complain at all about his limited playing at Chelsea since his summer move to Stamford Bridge because "Cesar Azpilicueta is thriving" in the left-back role.
The Brazilian international completed his £16m move to west London from Atletico Madrid in the summer after garnering a reputation as one of the best defenders in La Liga.
Luis moved to Stamford Bridge alongside his former teammates Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois, but while the striker and the goalkeeper have quickly earned spots in Jose Mourinho's line-up, Luis is struggling to convince the manager of a deserved place in his plans.
The Brazilian is yet to start a Premier League game, and his only three starting appearances have come in the Champions League games and in Capital One Cup victory over Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday 23 September.
But Luis is not not concerned at all about his situation and understands that with Azpilicueta excelling, the manager has no other choice.
"I don't think about it too much. I am ready to help the team whenever they need me but I know that currently I have Azpilicueta ahead of me. He is a great defender. He can play both on the left side and on the right and I cannot say anything about that. I can only work and wait for my opportunity to help my team," Luis said to Spanish radio station Cope.
Having being one of the best players during the Champions League 6-0 victory over Maribor, Luis is now expected to make his first Premier League start on Sunday against Manchester United after Azpilicueta was sent off in the last game against Crystal Palace.
Meanwhile, the left-back says he is "happy" at London and especially enjoying the good run of the team, who leads both the Premier League and his Champions League group.
"I like London. I am very happy. The Premier League is completely diferent to La Liga but I am already settled," said Luis.
"We are in a really good moment but the season is very long. We have to keep like this. We know that with our offensive power we can create many chances up front so we just have to keep being solid in the back-line".