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Scout Report – Loic Remy

QPR’s bid for Premier League survival was bolstered this afternoon by the arrival of Loic Remy from Marseille on a four-and-half-year contract. Earlier this month, the 26-year-old had seemed all set to move to Newcastle but has opted instead for Loftus Road as a result of Tony Fernandes’ powers of persuasion:

According to the club’s official website, Remy’s deal, while remaining undisclosed, is believed to be a club record fee – a clear sign of their willingness to splash the cash to steer clear of relegation. Subject to international clearance, the Frenchman is eligible for the weekend trip to West Ham and his arrival has clearly made R’s boss Harry Redknapp a happy man:

“I’m delighted to bring him in – he’s a great buy for us. I didn’t think we’d get him to be honest but Tony Fernandes worked ever so hard on this. He wouldn’t give up on it, and it’s great that we now have him here with us. He’s always been a player I’ve admired. I actually spent three or four hours with him last year so he knew what I thought of him, and I think that was important. He’s quick, can score goals and makes great runs. His movement is excellent. He’s got the potential to be a really outstanding striker.”

The Statistics

A product of the Lyon youth academy, Remy made his debut for the club as a 19-year-old in October 2006. Turning out just 12 times – with 11 of these from the bench – over the next couple of campaigns, he was loaned out to Lens in the middle of 2007/08 and, installed as a first-team regular, returned three goals and a couple of assists in 10 appearances.

The following season, Remy was transferred to Nice, where he started to make his mark in the French top flight. A total of 68 appearances harvested 26 goals and eight assists before he was snapped up by Marseille prior to the end of the summer 2010 transfer window. His first couple of seasons demonstrated Remy’s abilities – he racked up 27 goals and 10 assists from a total of 51 league starts and nine sub appearances before he fell out of favour this term. Over 14 league matches in 2012/13, he has managed just a single goal, though 12 of those appearances have come as a substitute. Remy has also turned out for the French national side on 17 occasions, producing four goals and an assist.

The Prospects

Given the lengths they have gone to in order to acquire the Frenchman’s services, it’s safe to say Remy is guaranteed a starting berth over the remaining 16 Gameweeks of the season. While the new boy is versatile enough to also play on either flank, a central role is expected as Redknapp looks to Remy to fire the R’s to safety. The Loftus Road outfit have improved at the back significantly in recent matches and have now conceded a single goal in their last four in all competitions but this upturn in resilience has come at a cost – two goals scored in their last five league matches is indicative of their toothless attack.

Redknapp has never been convinced by the lacklustre Djibril Cisse and although Jay Bothroyd and DJ Campbell have both returned to the club from loan spells, neither will threaten Remy’s game time. Considering the step up in solidity at the back, Redknapp looks likely to continue with a lone striker system and rely on Adel Taarabt to provide the creative spark, either from the left or a role in “the hole” behind Remy. The Moroccan has created a multitude of chances this term but due to poor finishing from others, has just three assists to his name – he has, however, earned 35 points in the last six Gameweeks and is starting to pick up in performance; if Remy can provide an end product, Taarabt’s mid-price appeal could be boosted.

Intriguingly, Remy started through the middle four times in all competitions for Marseille this season and produced two goals and an assist – if given the service and game time, he’s more than capable of producing. Strong, pacey and impressive in the air, his attributes seem ideal for the English top-flight – as Redknapp admitted yesterday, his attempts to acquire him for former club Tottenham were quelled only by a £20m price tag.

In Fantasy Premier League (FPL) terms, both Cisse and Bobby Zamora started the season at 6.5; an indication of Remy’s likely cost, with a ceiling of 7.0 expected. Having taken four points off Chelsea and Spurs in their last two, Redknapp’s side certainly have cause for optimism as they brace themselves for the visit of both Manchester clubs in the next five –currently sitting five points from safety, they also face Norwich and Swansea before United come calling in Gameweek 27.

With Fernandes expected to continue bankrolling the club’s spending spree before the winter window closes, Redknapp’s side looks set for further additions over the next fortnight as the first-team rapidly evolves under the new regime. As the R’s and Wigan both showed in the latter part of last season, there’s plenty of Fantasy potential near the bottom of the table when the pressure starts to mount – if the last few results are any indication, the Loftus Road outfit may well find themselves on Fantasy radars as Redknapp starts to build up momentum.

Further Reference

Loic Remy Wikipedia
Loic Remy Statistics
Loic Remy YouTube

1,567 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Ba.... prove your self to me. this is your time. anything less then 5 points and im afraid our time together is going to end.

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    • Demelbrush
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      Why no Ben Davies tonight for the swans?

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      1. Declan
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        Rested 😎

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      2. Supersonic LFC YNWA
          3 years, 7 months ago

          Wife popped

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          1. Chu Young Ping Pong
              3 years, 7 months ago

              rofl

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        • Sarnab
            3 years, 7 months ago

            Rooney starts

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            1. Chu Young Ping Pong
                3 years, 7 months ago

                No shit?

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              • HuttonDressedasLahm
                  3 years, 7 months ago

                  Warming up for my team in GW 25

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                • 4vets
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                  3 years, 7 months ago

                  It's the other one I want to know about....

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                  1. 1966 was a great year for E…
                      3 years, 7 months ago

                      I can;t see RVP starting myself.

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                      1. 4vets
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 years, 7 months ago

                        Hoping...

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                • Louis
                    3 years, 7 months ago

                    Why is Ramirez not playing ??
                    He's young, he's fit, he's talented, he's fast. He does not desevrve a ressst.

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                    1. Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
                        3 years, 7 months ago

                        crazy, AC Milan are after him..., could he be on his way out?

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                    2. Yossi
                        3 years, 7 months ago

                        Jeremie Boga playing for the Chelsea U21's tonight. looks absolutely special whenever I see him.... Just turned 16 a few days ago...

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                      • meule
                          3 years, 7 months ago

                          Shaw, Ba, Luiz, Mata, Puncheon starting
                          Lambert, Iva not starting
                          Couldnt be more perfect 😮

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                        • Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
                            3 years, 7 months ago

                            is luke shaw and punch playing? anyone got a link to team sheets.

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                            1. Ms.Red20
                                3 years, 7 months ago

                                Yes..

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                            2. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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                              3 years, 7 months ago

                              1996 - Only just read your comment. Good luck, I think you'll need it. 😉

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                              1. 1966 was a great year for E…
                                  3 years, 7 months ago

                                  Yup, but with Lambert beched at least there's a chance :)

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                              2. The King
                                  3 years, 7 months ago

                                  Took Ba out, he will be rotated. Hope he bows out with a hat-trick.

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                                • MY DJ NAME IS PIMP CURRY
                                    3 years, 7 months ago

                                    Inglorious Ba-starts.

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                                    1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                        3 years, 7 months ago

                                        :) niiiiiice

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                                      • rasher
                                          3 years, 7 months ago

                                          haha yes

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                                      • Gimli son of Gloin
                                          3 years, 7 months ago

                                          Ba, Mata and Cole all start 😀
                                          Lambert (c) is benched 😐
                                          Oh well. It shall be a very interesting afternoon. Good luck all!

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                                          1. 42 Rules
                                              3 years, 7 months ago

                                              Likewise with Lambert, hoping for at least 20 min cameo from him and with Luiz in CB might get a nice dodgy penalty!!!

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                                          2. Demí
                                              3 years, 7 months ago

                                              Jaaskelainen, Spence, Tomkins, Reid, Potts; Diarra, O'Neill, Diame, Taylor; Vaz Te, C Cole

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                                              1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                  3 years, 7 months ago

                                                  No Lan!

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                                                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  3 years, 7 months ago

                                                  awful team

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                                                • Wild Rover
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                                                  3 years, 7 months ago

                                                  Hope JC is having a rest

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                                                • Chu Young Ping Pong
                                                    3 years, 7 months ago

                                                    Demel fail!

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                                                    1. Wild Rover
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 years, 7 months ago

                                                      You understand it's a cup game right?

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                                                      1. Chu Young Ping Pong
                                                          3 years, 7 months ago

                                                          No shit??

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                                                          1. Wild Rover
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            3 years, 7 months ago

                                                            So how is it a fail then?

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                                                    2. Waldaz
                                                        3 years, 7 months ago

                                                        Demel and Nolan rested then? Good.

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                                                      • Costa Cafe De Laet
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                                                        3 years, 7 months ago

                                                        Demel on the bench Demi?

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                                                        1. 4vets
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                                                          3 years, 7 months ago

                                                          I do hope so.

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                                                      • PGR
                                                          3 years, 7 months ago

                                                          No Joe Cole or Demel. Hopefully being rested

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                                                        • Nopli
                                                            3 years, 7 months ago

                                                            No Nolan 😕
                                                            Probably rested for the DGW 😉

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                                                          • CarelessGenius©
                                                              3 years, 7 months ago

                                                              What's the score with Noble?

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                                                              1. In Like Flynn.
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                                3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                Back for the Dbl I hope but this doesn't look good.

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                                                            • Ms.Red20
                                                                3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                Have a rest there Demel..

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                                                            • Paulo67c
                                                                3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                My 3 DGW players are starting which is a relief provided they don't do anything stupid.
                                                                Luiz, Puncheon, Mata (c), can't believe there's no Lambert and Azpi being picked over Ivanovic is huge.

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                                                                1. CarelessGenius©
                                                                    3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                    Ivan recent cock ups were big 'uns.....needs a rest.

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                                                                    1. CarelessGenius©
                                                                        3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                        Or his wife is panting and puffing.....

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                                                                  • Demí
                                                                      3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                      Lindegaard, Rafael, Jones, Valencia, Anderson, Smalling, Nani, Buttner, Rooney, Hernandez

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                                                                      1. 4vets
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                        Cheers Demi

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                                                                        1. 1966 was a great year for E…
                                                                            3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                            There you go :)

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                                                                        2. Nitin
                                                                            3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                            10 men?!

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                                                                          • Doolittle
                                                                              3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                              Starting with 10 men is an interesting tactic...

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                                                                            • In Like Flynn.
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                              3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                              New handicap system? :)

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                                                                          • Doolittle
                                                                              3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                              Yessss come on Ba (C) - save my week!

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                                                                            • Demí
                                                                                3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                Lindegaard, Rafael, Smalling, Jones, Buttner, Valencia, Anderson, Giggs, Nani, Hernandez, Rooney corrected

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                                                                                1. Nitin
                                                                                    3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                    Ah! :)

                                                                                    Thanks.

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                                                                                  • 4vets
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                    Cheers again Demi :)

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                                                                                2. Demí
                                                                                    3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                    subs: Amos, Ferdinand, Carrick, Scholes, Van Persie, Kagawa, Welbeck

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                                                                                  • Beamer
                                                                                      3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                      Peeps, Is Demba Ba Starting?

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                                                                                      1. Disco Stu
                                                                                          3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                          Oh yeah

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                                                                                      2. Thick Of It
                                                                                          3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                          Hope Lambert gets on:

                                                                                          A: as he is in my normal team

                                                                                          B: he is captain of my bottom 7 team

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                                                                                          1. Dr Pyckle O'Wakey
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                            what's the bottom 7 team ?

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                                                                                        • Dr Pyckle O'Wakey
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                          He's stuffed...If Ba scores tonight (and he very likely will) how does Rafa drop him in favour of Torres ????...His only strategic managerial ploy tonight was to play them both...

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                                                                                          1. Dr Pyckle O'Wakey
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                            the man has no clue how to keep his own fans onside...

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                                                                                        • Disco Stu
                                                                                            3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                            Anyone know if Ramirez is at least on the bench?

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                                                                                          • Az
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                                                                                            3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                            Any streams to chelski friends? :)

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                                                                                          • footballoholic
                                                                                              3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                              Only basing this on last match where Mata and Oscar started together, but they both were more central with Azpi bombing forward almost as a winger.

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                                                                                            • We are Tottenham
                                                                                                3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                lets all have a chuckle at the mug in my mini league who took a hit to bring in Torres this game week LOL

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                                                                                              • AriseSirGiggsy
                                                                                                  3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                  Chelsea have a got an awful home league record so let's not get excited over starters just yet
                                                                                                  Isn't it 1 win since Oct 6?

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                                                                                                • The United One
                                                                                                    3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                    BA !!

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                                                                                                  • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                      3 years, 7 months ago

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