REMY: 'I know I'm not going to be the first striker, but nothing is set'
I am sure like me, many Chelsea fans all over the world were surprised at how quickly Chelsea moved to replace Fernando Torres with Loic ...
I am sure like me, many Chelsea fans all over the world were surprised at how quickly Chelsea moved to replace Fernando Torres with Loic Remy. In addition, we wonder whether or not Remy will face the same issues as Demba Ba had last season.
With Diego Costa setting the Premier League alight with four goals in three games and the return of Didier Drogba to Stamford Bridge, it's fair to say that it looks like Remy has a job on his hands to force his way into Jose Mourinho's plans.
When asked of signing for Chelsea and the fight he faces to start games at Chelsea, Remy has said:
"In my head, I quite wanted to stay at QPR, but I did not hesitate one second to many reasons: for my room for improvement, for my confidence, in terms of level of demand and Chelsea is one of the best clubs in the world. I'm happy to have signed for a club like this.
I know I'm not going to be the first striker, but nothing is set. I have goals. By signing here, I did not say it was to stay on the sidelines. I will try to move up alongside great players. The rest will happen naturally."
It's pretty much understood that by training every day with world class players, you can only improve your game. By working with Diego Costa and Didier Drogba you can sure he can learn plenty.
One thing I will say about the Remy signing is that the manager now has three different options up top to choose from. You have power and strength of Drogba, the agility and pace of Remy with a combination of both players in Diego Costa. Mourinho has done remarkably well to replace all three players he complained about.
However, I fear that for this season, Remy will play a bit part unless Costa picks up an injury that will keep him out for a run of games as his pace could be the difference between the decision to bring on Drogba or Remy.
I could be wrong but let's see what happens.