Chelsea right-back Branislav Ivanovic was hit by a cigarette lighter thrown by a Queens Park Rangers fan as he celebrated Cesc Fabregas’ winning goal at Loftus Road.
The Serbian international rushed over to congratulate the Spanish midfielder on his late goal against QPR which ended a nervy game and sees the Blues edge ever closer to winning the Premier League title.
According to the Daily Mail, Ivanovic was then struck on the head by the lighter, with the home supporters clearly angered by the nature of his celebrations after his side took the lead.
The Football Association is said to be ready to look into the incident, while Rangers manager Chris Ramsey hit out at the fans who threw objects, saying they were not the kind they wanted coming to watch games.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho played down the incident, saying that if someone throws things at you, you should just keep them.
He said: “If somebody throws a pound, put the pound in your pocket and go. If it’s a chocolate, eat it. No problem.”