Chelsea's locker room is split over the accusations made against ref Mark Clattenburg.

The Sun says Blues players are divided over whether Clattenburg actually aimed a racist remark at John Obi Mikel.

An insider said: "They were saying the club had to look after them and take action. They said the club had stood by John Terry in his race row with Anton Ferdinand and now it had to do the same for them.

"But the other players weren't so vocal and wanted a cooling-down period - mainly because they didn't hear the ref say anything."