Chelsea striker Loic Remy has issued a warning to his team-mates to prepare for a tougher test next season, following the champions' unprecedented 3-0 defeat to West Brom last night.
Jose Mourinho's side travelled to the Hawthorns with very little to play for, having secured the Premier League title against Crystal Palace on May 3, yet despite fielding a strong side were overturned by a vibrant Baggies.
Two goals from Saido Berahino - his first a peach from outside the box - and a powerful strike from Chris Brunt on the hour mark secured Tony Pulis' side a famous victory, with Remy, as per the Mail Online, insistent that Chelsea will be the team to beat next season.
He said: "Next season every team will really want to beat the champions, as West Brom did, and we have to prepare ourselves for this kind of game."
Former Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas was sent off in the first-half for inexplicably firing the ball at a crowd of West Brom players - a set-back that Remy felt limited his team's impact on the game.
"It was a hard game for us because the red card put us in a difficult situation," he continued, "we kept working but they deserved to win."
As a result of the loss, the Frenchman hopes for a better performance when they face Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, in what will be the club's final game of the season.
"The best reaction we can have is to give everybody a win and finish on a great note. It will be a special game because we are already champions but we have to be focused and stay professional until the end."