In what will come as a big blow for Crystal Palace, Loic Remy, their summer acquisition has returned to his parent club just 9 days after signing a loan deal with the Selhurst Park outfit.
The 29-year old international has not been able to get regular game time at Chelsea and Antonio Conte, who also spent on Michy Batshuayi this summer decided that Remy had no place in the squad in the current season.
However, he did not want to sell him yet and only allowed him to leave on loan with Crystal Palace agreeing on a deal swiftly in the transfer window.
It is now understood that Loic Remy is back at Chelsea after picking up a thigh injury in training.
The 29-year old is yet to feature for the Eagles in the current season but it is now revealed that he will be back at Chelsea for a few weeks which will see him nurse his injury away from the game.
Alan Pardew, the manager of the Palace side was distraught at the injury and said, “It is obviously a blow for the player and for us as a squad, he has just joined us and we were hoping he would play a big part in the team moving forward.
“He was looking great in training and this was an innocuous injury which can sometimes happen, unfortunately,” he added.
Having made just 32 appearances and scoring 8 goals since his move to Chelsea back in 2004 from QPR, Remy has not been able to live up to the standard he set for himself during his time at the Rangers and has slowly lost his effectiveness over the years.
This move away from Chelsea to Palace was touted to be the chance for him to prove himself but as it turns out, he will not be able to have an immediate impact on the squad at the start of the season.
However, Pardew will hope that he can add something before the end of the season after a disastrous start with just a point taken from the first three games of the new season.
Do you think Loic Remy will be missed at Crystal Palace these few weeks?