Blues to investigate Drogba racist abuse

Chelsea are to investigate claims that Ivorian striker Didier Drogba was subjected to racist abuse against Juventus in Turin. The Blues forward, who netted the second goal in Tuesday's 2-2 draw to ensure the Stamford Bridge side's progression into the last eight, was allegedly the subject of monkey chants from a minority of the home support.

If it is proved, the Old Lady could face punishment, with possible sanctions including a fine or having to play future European ties behind closed doors. “Our record against fighting racism is clear," said a Chelsea spokesman. “At this stage, we do not have sufficient evidence to back up these claims. "It would be up to UEFA to investigate them and we would do everything in our power to assist them.”

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