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Chelsea lodge Uefa complaint over alleged racist abuse in Kiev

Callum Hudson-Odoi was reportedly victim of the abuse after his goal last Thursday night.

CHELSEA SAID ON Monday they have lodged a formal complaint with Uefa over alleged racist abuse aimed at one of their players during the closing stages of the 5-0 Europa League win away to Dynamo Kiev last week.

Everton v Chelsea - Premier League - Goodison Park Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi was reportedly victim of the abuse. Source: Martin Rickett

“We can confirm a report of racist abuse directed at one of our players in the final minutes of the match in Kiev from a small section of home supporters,” Chelsea said in a statement.

We wholeheartedly condemn such abhorrent behaviour.

“The matter was reported to the referee at the final whistle and the chairman and club secretary spoke to the UEFA match delegate immediately after the match.

We expect UEFA to conduct a fulsome investigation and we will provide full cooperation.”

Callum Hudson-Odoi was reportedly the victim of the abuse as the 18-year-old rounded off the scoring after Olivier Giroud’s hat-trick and Marcos Alonso’s strike secured Chelsea’s place in the last eight at a canter in the Ukranian capital on Thursday.

The Blues will now take on Slavia Praha in the Europa League quarter-final on 11 April.

The London club last won the competition in 2013 under Rafa Benitez when they beat Portuguese side Benfica 2-1 in Amsterdam.

Additional reporting from © – AFP 2018.

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