Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho praises match-winner Loic Remy following late victory over Hull

After Chelsea overcome a resilient Hull City side at the KC Stadium, courtesy of a goal from sub-sub Loic Remy, manager Jose Mourinho lavished praise on the Frenchman, and reiterated his important to the team, reports Sky Sports.

The Portuguese coach brought on the ex-Queens Park Rangers striker, and he quickly made a telling impact by scoring the winning goal. Remy has been a bit-part player all through the campaign, but Mourinho said Remy will have an important part to play before the season comes to a close.

With Diego Costa reportedly now out injured, Loic Remy could well be the man to step up in his absence, and the Blues boss certainly thinks so. He’s performed well in the games he’s featured in, but would perhaps like more time on the pitch than he’s been afforded. Remy set the Premier League alight during his time with both Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle (loan), proving himself to be a prolific scorer.

While somewhat fortuitous with the way his effort in against Hull City, the Frenchman always looks busy the pitch, and has quick enough feet to create something of nothing. Mourinho could hardly praise him more, saying “Every time he plays, scoring or not scoring, he gives us everything he has to give. Sometimes it is movement, sometimes it is defensive contributions, sometimes he is scoring goals. This is a goal that means two extra points and I’m pleased for the boy, he is a fantastic kid.”

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