Loic Remy says West Brom loss was perfect preparation for Chelsea

The Blues forward believes defeat to the Baggies will prepare them to raise their game next season.

Chelsea forward Loic Remy believes Monday night’s loss to West Bromwich Albion is perfect preparation for next season, according to the club’s official website.

The Blues were beaten 3-0 by Tony Pulis’ side, with the most bizarre moment of the game being Cesc Fabregas’ sending off for kicking the ball at the head of a West Brom man Chris Brunt.

The result was inconsequential for the Blues, though, after they had already secured the Premier League title, but Remy says the game shows how everyone will want to beat the champions next season, forcing his side to raise their game again.

“We were disappointed with the result because of course we want to win every game until the end of the season,” he said.

“Next season every team will really want to beat the champions, as West Brom did, and we have to prepare ourselves for this kind of game. Next season will be even more difficult than this one because of that.”

Despite the result being of little importance, it was still a tough one to take for Chelsea after an impressive second season under Jose Mourinho.

They face Sunderland on the final day of the campaign at Stamford Bridge, during which they will be presented with the Premier League trophy, on what will be a special day for Blues supporters after five years without the crown.

And Remy in particular is keen to show everyone why he and his side have finished top this year.

“Now we have one game coming at home, the last game of the season, and we really want to win it in front of our supporters,” he added.

“We want to finish the season in the best way we can. The best reaction we can have is to give everybody a win and finish on a great note. It will be a special game because we are already champions but we have to be focused and stay professional until the end.”

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