Chelsea signed Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers for a reported £10.5million this summer.
The Frenchman was on the verge of moving to Liverpool earlier in the transfer window, only to see the deal collapse over a reported failed medical.
But now the 27-year-old has arrived at Stamford Bridge as part of Jose Mourinho’s revamped strike-force. So in the latest in our series of features on the numbers behind a player’s career to date, we take a closer look at Chelsea’s new forward.
4 – The number of major club honours Remy has won in his career to date. The striker won two Ligue 1 titles with Lyon and two French League Cups with Marseille. He will be hoping to add to those this season, and given the players at Chelsea's disposal and the way they have started the campaign, that is a distinct possibility.
253 – The number of club appearances the striker has made so far. He played 111 times for Marseille, 75 times for Nice and 27 times for Newcastle United. He also played for QPR, Lyon and Rens.
95 – The number of club goals Remy has scored. He netted 42 times for Marseille, 30 times for Nice, 14 times for Newcastle, six times for QPR and three times for Lens.
26 – The number of clubs assists the new Chelsea forward has. As much as he is a goal-scorer he can also set up others on occasions, his most fruitful spell in this regard being at Marseille, where he set up 13 goals.
3 – The number of times Remy has been sent off in his club career. All three were straight red cards, something that he will not want to repeat at Stamford Bridge.
26 – The number of senior caps the player has for France. In that time he has scored five goals. He has also featured 11 times for Frances’s under 21s and four times for their under 20s.
Verdict – Remy is a fantastic striker and a considerable upgrade on both Demba Ba and Fernando Torres. While Diego Costa is very much the main man at Chelsea, Remy has the ability and the top flight experience to perform well either alongside the Spanish international or in place of him when required.
For the money spent, it is a no-brainer and Liverpool may be left kicking themselves if Remy performs as many expect him to at Chelsea.
All stats courtesy of transfermarkt.com