Loic Remy comments on Chelsea mood after cup win helps overcome recent league results

Loic Remy

Chelsea had drawn and lost their last two games in the Premier League, but the Blues managed to overcome Watford to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Chelsea striker Loic Remy hopes the side have had their spell of 'trouble' this season following their 3-0 win over Watford in the third round of the FA Cup.

Remy was among the scorers as the Blues put a difficult festive period behind them, where they drew away to Southampton and lost against Tottenham at White Hart Lane - allowing defending champions Manchester City to draw level with them at the top of the Premier League.

But Remy has said the mood amongst the squad is a good one as they continue to compete on all fronts, and remain in a good position to pick up the big prizes this season.

He told the London Evening Standard: "There is no problem inside [the camp], the players are still happy at training. We have shown everyone that we can react after two bad results.

"Was our confidence badly affected by what happened at Tottenham? No. We are still in first and top of the League. We have qualified for the next round of the FA Cup, so there is no point to be negative or anything like that.

"We just try to be a strong squad because a lot of things can happen in the season. We are just focussed on winning games."

Being top of the table - even if the records are identical - is not a bad position to be in after 20 games. The club remain firmly on course for silverware this season having reached the semi-final stages of the League Cup, and qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

They may have been through a difficult spell, but they were facing very difficult opponents. Clearly there is a desire to improve their away form in the near future having recently dropped points against Sunderland and Newcastle on the road recently - with a win against Stoke City their only win in their last five Premier League away trips.

But don't bet against Chelsea improving in the second half of the season. They are likely to be in the title fight right into the closing stages, and appear to be the side best positioned to challenge for the European Cup. The festive period will probably be looked upon at the end of the season as just a bump in the road. If Remy's comments are anything to go by, the players aren't worried.

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