Chelsea injury update: Remy out for 5 games including Liverpool and QPR

Loic Remy

Loic Remy is reportedly out until the international break, according to French reports.

Chelsea have a striker shortage ahead of their game with Manchester United this weekend. The club are set to be without Diego Costa for the game, although Jose Mourinho maintains there is a small chance he could return. The Spanish international is struggling with a hamstring problem and has been hospitalised this week with a virus.

Meanwhile fellow summer signing Loic Remy is set to miss out. The French international scored against NK Maribor in the week - but pulled his groin doing so.

With that in mind he is set to miss the tie at Old Trafford - and Chelsea may have to do without him for a while yet.

It is reported in French publication L'Equipe that Remy is out for five games.

They say he will miss Premier League ties against United, QPR and Liverpool while cup games against Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup and NK Maribor in the Champions League are also likely to be missed by the new Chelsea striker.

Of course missing the game with Liverpool will smart for Remy. He nearly joined the club this summer, undergoing a medical and agreeing personal terms on a deal in the USA.

He will also be out of action against QPR - his former club before Chelsea.

But Liverpool pulled the plug over concerns with his medical - namely a well documented heart condition that has, in the past, prevented his transfers to other clubs.

With Remy out and Costa doubtful Chelsea will look to either Didier Drogba or Andre Schurrle to lead the line against United on Sunday - as Mourinho hopes to get one over on his former boss Louis van Gaal.

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