Jose Mourinho himself knows that he has not been able to give Loic Remy as much playing time as he should have.
The ability that the former Rangers player possesses demands him to be played more, but, sometimes, you have to pay the price of being a part of an immensely powerful team.
Had Remy been elsewhere, he would have featured regularly without a shadow of doubt, but, just because Chelsea is so equipped upfront, Mourinho hasn’t had the room to get the 28-year old in and give him a persistent run.
However, with Diego Costa having taken a bit of a blow in his hamstring and tipped to be out for some time, this might be the breakthrough which Remy had been looking for.
Remy was the substitute for a brief period in the Hull game after Costa sustained that injury of his and Mourinho dropped hints in the post match presser that the Frenchman might be starting the next game.
Speaking in the news conference, the Blues boss said, “Loic can probably consider himself a touch unlucky in the sense that he has missed out on playing time quite a bit despite being so talented and in good form.”
“A few times when he has been asked to turn up in case of injury, he has been fine and he is such a great character to have around. He has that calmness about him. You would never feel that he is upset at not being picked.”
“He has got to get opportunities at some point. He deserves it and I am sure whenever his time arrives, he will cement himself in the line up.”
Remy has appeared 15 times for Chelsea in this whole season and out of those 15, most have been Cup appearances.