Chelsea striker Loic Remy has revealed that the Stamford Bridge club’s fringe players are keen to impress and play a key role as the Blues bid to win an unprecedented quadruple, as reported by the Daily Star.
The west London club progressed in another competition at the weekend, beating Watford to enter the fourth round of the FA Cup with ease.
The 3-0 victory was earned in the second half, with Remy scoring the second goal that went a long way to ensure progression.
However, it was the introduction of the likes of Willian and Diego Costa that turned the tie, as Watford had proven very difficult to break down in the first half.
As a result, it might be difficult to justify the inclusion of the likes of Remy in the first team in the league due to their display in the cup game, given that they couldn’t break down a Championship side.
Remy is happy to play a role in reserve, however, and said: “It will be hard but we want to win every competition.
“That’s where the mentality and quality of the squad can make the difference.
“We just try to be a strong squad because a lot of things can happen in the season.
“Every time we have an opportunity to play, like some of us did against Watford, we have to show the manager he can count on us.
“Individually we have to be ready and fit because you never know what is going to happen.”
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.”
Chelsea’s new signing Loic Remy has accused Liverpool of acting dishonestly this summer when it came to his transfer, having seen his move to the Anfield club collapse after reportedly failing a medical, as reported by The Metro.
The ex-Queens Park Rangers star travelled to Boston in the United States of America to carry out a medical with the Merseyside club, having agreed a £8 million move to the Reds that seemed on the cusp of completion, but was sent home after an examination revealed something that the club thought was not acceptable for a new signing.
Remy, however, is not impressed by the situation surrounding the deal collapsing, and complained about it in an interview with The Sun.
He said: “It was not very honest from their side.
“I was not scared. I know exactly what I have, I met all the specialists in the world. A lot of players share the same situation as mine and Liverpool know it.”
He eventually completed a move to Stamford Bridge, replacing striker Fernando Torres who moved to AC Milan on a two year loan deal, and will be hoping to get his revenge against Liverpool later this season.