Chelsea newbie wants Costa’s spot

Loic Remy has revealed that he’s not happy with a role on Chelsea’s bench and that he’s looking to get ahead of Diego Costa in Jose Mourinho’s pecking order.

The Frenchman joined the Blues from QPR in a late summer deal worth around £10.5m after impressing during a loan stint with Newcastle last season.

Remy had looked on course to stay with the Super Hoops for the current campaign after a proposed switch to Liverpool collapsed, with rumours having suggested that he was actually close to signing a new contract with the R’s.

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However the lure of Champions League football at Stamford Bridge was too great, even though a back-up role loomed.

Since then Remy has played just 27 minutes of Premier League football, with the division’s top scorer, Costa, the main man at Chelsea.

However the Les Bleus ace says that he’s not ready to give up on becoming a regular starter:

“When opportunities like this happen, you cannot refuse. It happened late in life,” he told Le 10 Sport.

“In my head, I quite wanted to stay at QPR, but I did not hesitate for one second for many reasons.

“The move was for my improvement, for my confidence, in terms of level of demand. Chelsea is one of the best clubs in the world.

“I’m happy to have signed for a club like this. I know I’m not going to be the first striker, but nothing is set.

“I have goals. By signing at Chelsea, I did not say it was to stay on the sidelines.

“I will try to move up alongside great players. The rest will happen naturally.”