Chelsea striker Loic Remy has revealed that he is hopeful of making the clash against Manchester United at the weekend, despite having been forced to withdraw from the Stamford Bridge club’s clash against Maribor last night, as reported by the Daily Star.
Remy was initially ruled out of playing in Sunday’s huge Premier League tie, having been substituted in Chelsea’s 6-0 Champions League mauling of Maribor last night.
His substitution came shortly after he opened the scoring for the Blues, with Remy suffering from an obvious groin injury.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho was quick to suggest that the French international would be out of action for at least two weeks with the injury.
With Diego Costa also set to be unavailable for the tie, this would have meant that Didier Drogba would be the only senior striker available to Mourinho for the game.
However, Remy has now suggested that there is a chance that he will play.
He said: “We will see with the scan today. I really hope it is not too bad.
“Fortunately I stopped playing because I felt something. I don’t think it is too bad but I felt something in my groin.
“It was before I scored, it was a bit stiff, even my runs I didn’t feel very comfortable.
“That’s why I preferred to come off. I have to care about myself and if I’m not feeling very good it’s better to leave [for] another player who is 100 per cent.”