The Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern aren’t too happy about this one…
With less than 48 hours to go until the end of the summer transfer window, the Chelsea faithful here in the Football Transfer Tavern had expected their side to stay relatively the same – bar from a few youngsters completing inevitable loan moves away from the club.
However, with Chelsea’s squad depth at an all time low, they definitely were not expecting any first team players to leave the club on loan – but that is exactly what looks set to happen.
According to the Evening Standard, Loic Remy short-term Chelsea departure is set to be announced today – with the French forward joining Crystal Palace on a season long loan deal.
They add that the deal has an option-to-buy clause available at the end of the season, should Palace wish to take Remy to the club on a long term deal.
Our landlord simply cannot get his head around this deal. With Chelsea’s striking depth at an all time low, with just Remy, Costa and Batshuayi available; Antonio Conte has seen fit to let Remy leave the club with less than 12 hours until Transfer Deadline Day – leaving very little time for the club to bring in a replacement.
Nonetheless, Remy is yet to feature so far this season, and so a move away will definitely be beneficial to him on a personal note.
But what exactly will Crystal Palace be getting from the nomadic striker this season? This table, provided by whoscored.com, might just be able to answer that question…
Since joining Chelsea, Remy has largely failed to make an impact on a regular basis. He has failed to nail down a regular spot in the Chelsea first team, and that has certainly effected his goalscoring ratio.
Nonetheless, when called upon – his performances have been largely stellar. The 2014/15 campaign was definitely a stand out, scoring an impressive 7 goals despite making just 6 starts for the London side.
His last full season, in which he was a regular starter, was with Newcastle the year prior. Through that season he proved himself as a reliable front man, scoring 14 goals in 24 league starts – an impressive tally.
Speaking about his time with Chelsea, one Blues fan here in the Tavern explained that he always felt comfortable with Remy coming on – he knew that he always had a goal in him.
That reliability could be absolutely key for Palace this season.
Chelsea fans – disappointed to see Remy go? Where will that leave the club this year? Palace fans – pleased to sign Remy?
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