Possible injury boost for Chelsea ahead of United game as striker speaks

Loic Remy

Loic Remy could be fit for Chelsea when they face Manchester United on Sunday.

Chelsea forward Loic Remy may be fit for Sunday’s match against Manchester United after all.

Sky Sports reports that the French international is hoping to be back for the clash at Old Trafford despite picking up a groin injury in the Champions League match against Maribor on Tuesday evening.

The Blues ran out comprehensive 6-0 winners, with Remy scoring the opening goal before leaving the pitch with just 16 minutes on the clock.

Remy was replaced by Didier Drogba, who went on to score from the spot, and while the Ivorian was tipped to lead the line against United at the weekend, Remy has not ruled out an appearance.

“We will see with the scan,” he said. “I really hope it is not too bad. I don’t think it is too bad but I felt something. My groin.

“I don’t think it is really that bad. We will check and I really hope to play again this weekend.”

With Diego Costa unavailable, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will not want to be done to just one senior striker in the form of Drogba.

The Blues have goal-scoring threats all over the pitch, but if Remy is fit and available it will be great news for the league leaders as they bid to deliver a blow to United’s own title hopes (no matter how slim they may already be).

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