UEFA investigates alleged offensive chants by Chelsea fans

              Vidi's Attila Fiola, left, in action against Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi during the UEFA Europa League Group L soccer match between Vidi FC and Chelsea in Groupama Arena in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says it wants a deeper investigation into alleged anti-Semitic chants by Chelsea fans that the club condemned after a Europa League game.

UEFA says a disciplinary inspector will “conduct an investigation in relation to the alleged racist incident” by mid-January.

Some Chelsea fans were heard singing an anti-Semitic chant targeting Tottenham minutes into a 2-2 draw at Hungarian club Vidi on Thursday.

In a statement that evening, Chelsea questioned the “brainpower” of fans who did not understand the chant was “abhorrent.”

UEFA would typical open a formal disciplinary case within 36 hours if incident details are reported by a referee or match delegate.