Chelsea faces UEFA investigations over allegations of racist chants by a section of their fans in the Europa League match against Vidi in December.
During the game against Vidi in Hungary, a section of Chelsea fans allegedly sang anti-Semitic songs aimed at Premier League rivals Tottenham.
UEFA announced on Tuesday morning that it will be carrying out further investigations into the matter based on “the report submitted by the UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector commissioned to conduct an investigation”.
UEFA’s official website read: “Based on the report submitted by the UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector commissioned to conduct an investigation – according to Article 31 (4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) – in relation to the alleged racist incidents that occurred at the afore-mentioned match, UEFA has announced that disciplinary proceedings have been instigated against Chelsea FC in accordance with Article 55 of the DR.”
Chelsea issued a statement following the incident, branding the chanting “abhorrent to this club and a majority of our fans” while conceding that those involved had “shamed the club”.
Chelsea returns to Europa League action on February 14 as they face Malmo in the round of 32.