Blues complain over racial abuse
Chelsea have lodged a formal complaint with Uefa over racist abuse aimed at Callum Hudson-Odoi during the closing stages of the 5-0 Europa League win away to Dynamo Kiev.
The Premier League club issued a statement yesterday highlighting the incident during the second leg on March 14, which did not name Hudson-Odoi directly.
During the last two minutes, Hudson-Odoi (18) brought the incident - understood to have been monkey chants from a small group of 'ultras' home fans - to the attention of team-mate Cesar Azpilicueta.
Shortly after the final whistle, defender Azpilicueta went up to the referee to complain about the abuse.
When Hudson-Odoi left the pitch, he told the club of the incident. Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck and club secretary David Barnard swiftly sought out the Uefa delegate and reported it.
A Chelsea club statement yesterday read: "We can confirm a report of racist abuse directed at one of our players. We wholeheartedly condemn such abhorrent behaviour.
"We expect Uefa to conduct a fulsome investigation and we will provide full co-operation."