Chelsea have demanded that Uefa investigate their complaint that Callum Hudson-Odoi was racially abused in the Europa League victory over Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine last week.
Hudson-Odoi scored Chelsea’s fifth goal in the Olympic Stadium, but is alleged to have been on the receiving end of monkey chants from a section of Kiev supporters towards the end of the game.
The 18-year-old informed captain Cesar Azpilicueta, who alerted German referee Tobias Stieler and pointed out the area of the stadium where the abuse was said to have originated.
Hudson-Odoi spoke to club officials post-match with Chelsea chairman, Bruce Buck and club secretary David Barnard reporting the matter to the Uefa match delegate ahead of an anticipated formal investigation.
A Chelsea statement said: “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.