Chelsea have issued a statement calling for fans to stop singing a new song about Alvaro Morata which contains anti-Semitic language.

Sections of the travelling Chelsea fans could be heard singing the offensive chant during the Blues’ 2-1  Premier League win at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The song in question – featuring language which has historically been used in a derogatory manner towards Tottenham and their supporters – resulted in Chelsea issuing a statement after the match to urge supporters to stop chanting the song with immediate effect.

The statement from Chelsea’s head of communications Steve Atkins read: “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 enjoyed another good showing for Chelsea on Saturday after the striker scored his fourth Premier League goal in three games with a fine header in the 41st minute.

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After the 2-1 win over Leicester, the Spaniard said he was pleased with his smooth start to life in England – but insisted his main objective remained helping Chelsea go top of the Premier League standings.

He told Sky Sports: “It is important to win here. Always against Leicester at this stadium it is very difficult to win. We were in a good position at 2-0 but suffered to the end. This is the Premier League.

“I am good but the most important thing is we are not in the first places and we look forward to moving ahead in the table.”