Jose Mourinho has ruled Diego Costa out from making a returning from injury this month, and Loic Remy is desperate to take advantage of his absence.
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Remy has spent this season lurking in the shadows of the Blues’ star striker Costa, but is set to lead the line for much of Chelsea’s remaining Premier League fixtures, as they look to bring the title back to Stamford Bridge for the first time since 2010.
Despite his appearances so often limited to cameos, the 28-year-old has still netted five times – including the winner against Stoke City last weekend – and could again prove crucial in their London derby against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday afternoon.
His impressive performance last Saturday evening has put the Blues faithful at ease over worries that the injury to Costa could be a terrible loss for Mourinho’s men.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Frenchman has admitted his career so far with Chelsea has been “frustrating”, but feels he has now been given the opportunity to prove he can score consistently for the club.
“It’s always good to play with this team because since I signed for Chelsea I was a bit frustrated because Diego was on fire, he scored so many goals for the team so I didn’t play much.
“It was difficult because you play football and you want to enjoy every game. It is frustrating when you can’t really play as much as you want,” he added.
“Now the opportunity for me to play is here so I want to take my chance and score goals.”