Chelsea have ordered their own supporters to stop singing new song about Alvaro Morata because of its anti-Semitic content.
Morata, the club’s £75million record signing from Real Madrid, scored his third goal in as many games as the Premier League champions won 2-1 at Leicester.
The Spain international has made a fabulous start to his new career and was hailed by the travelling fans but the terrace chant which taunts London rivals Tottenham with the Y-word has not gone down well.
Alvaro Morata has called on Chelsea fans to stop singing an anti-Semitic chant using his name
The No 9 left Wes Morgan in a heap as he put the reigning champions ahead on Saturday
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is the chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia and the Premier League champions moved swiftly to make their feelings known after the game.
A Chelsea spokesman said: ‘The club and the players appreciate the fans passionate support away from home, of course, but the language in that song is not acceptable at all.
‘I’ve spoken to Alvaro about it. Alvaro does not want to be connected with that particular song in any way and both the player and club request the supporters stop singing it with immediate effect.’
Morata opened the scoring at Leicester with a header just before half-time.
N’Golo Kante made it 2-0 after the interval and Jamie Vardy pulled one back from the penalty spot.
The goal saw Morata draw level with Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku on three goals