Diego Costa and Loïc Rémy being out at the same time is bad news for Chelsea. With the former out for at least another few matches with a hamstring problem and Rémy failing to make the squad for the win at Loftus Road with a calf complaint, the Blues were forced to turn to aging hero Didier Drogba, who certainly showed his 37 years today. As a leader in the dressing room and a late impact substitute, the Ivorian is a great fit for the team. As a 90-minute centre forward? Not so much.
And that means that Rémy's health is of serious interest to us all right now. Fortunately, Jose Mourinho has some positive news:
Small. Small injury. I think he should play next game, or be on the bench. He should be available.
Rémy's game is far better suited to the way we play right now than Drogba's, particularly because he has the legs to press the centre backs and the movement to pull them around for the likes of Eden Hazard to attack. He's been impressive whenever he's started, and hopefully we'll see him in the lineup for next weekend's clash with Manchester United.