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Loic Remy ruled out; Andre Schurrle about to play striker against Manchester United again?

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Alex Livesey

He had hoped for the best, but apparently Loïc Rémy is not a wizard who can influence the real world with his thoughts.  And so, he's been ruled out for the clash against Manchester United -- as much as we can rule out anybody without official club/manager confirmation (but even then, the Doctor lies) -- and joins Diego Costa on the sidelines (if he's truly on the sidelines, that is; like I said, the Doctor lies and there's still hope of some ultimate mind game revealing itself before Sunday).

...[Rémy] injured his groin in the 6-0 win against Maribor, and an assessment on Thursday revealed that he would not be fit to face United.


Interestingly, and they're not the only ones in this regard, The Telegraph claim that it is André Schürrle rather than Didier Drogba who's set to start at Old Trafford, which would be a rather unlikely repeat of last year's visit when Schürrle approximated a very ineffective center forward and the two teams played their way to a conservative 0-0 draw.

In the poll from a couple days ago, the community's preferred choice was Didier Drogba, assuming of course he's ready to go after playing much more than the planned 30 or so minutes on Tuesday.  Perhaps Mourinho will be kind to us and give us a hint in his press conference coming up in a few hours (1pm BST), but I doubt it.

Striker poll for United A

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