Coins and hot dog thrown at Terry and Lampard by West Ham fans during London derby at Stamford Bridge
20:18 GMT, 17 March 2013
22:03 GMT, 17 March 2013
Chelsea were embroiled in yet another police probe last night after John Terry was hit by a missile in the win over West Ham.
Hammers fans launched coins and bottles at Blues players as they celebrated Frank Lampard's 200th goal for the Blues.
Metropolitan Police chiefs confirmed they have opened an investigation after receiving an official complaint regarding the incident.
Incident: Police have launched an investigation after coins were thrown at Chelsea's Frank Lampard as he celebrated in front of West Ham fans in Sunday's derby at Stamford Bridge
Unsavoury: A hot dog (right of shot) was hurled from the West Ham fans at Chelsea captain John Terry as he warmed up near the corner flag
The FA are will consider this morning whether to begin their own investigation into the ugly scenes.
Tensions between Terry and visiting
supporters were already boiling point as Hammers fans directed torrid
abuse towards the Blues skipper as he warmed up early in the first-half.
In response, Terry mimicked lifting a number of trophies – a reference to the three Premier League titles, five FA Cups, two League Cups and European Cup he has won at Chelsea.
Silverware: John Terry lifts an imaginary trophy in response to West Ham taunts
Take that: Terry responds to the West Ham fans while his Chelsea teammates celebrate Frank Lampard's opening goal
There were no arrests or ejections
yesterday, but Chelsea security staff will this morning study CCTV
footage to identify the culprits.
A statement from West Ham read: 'West Ham will be working with Chelsea to investigate reports of missile throwing.
'Any individual found to have acted in
an inappropriate way will have to face the consequences of their
actions, including the possibility of a ban from attending future
Confrontation: The hot dog appears to land some way from Terry as he limbered up in front of the away end
Missiles: The West Ham fans also aimed coins at Terry
The incident is the fourth police investigation Chelsea have been involved in this season.
Police opened an investigation into
allegations referee Mark Clattenburg racially abused Jon Obi Mikel
during the now infamous clash against Manchester United on October 28.
The same match spawned another police
probe as a steward sustained a knee injury after he was crushed in the
aftermath of Javier Hernandez's winner.
Likewise, South Wales Police
investigated Eden Hazard kick on a ball boy during the Capital One Cup
semi-final second leg clash against Swansea on January 23.
Angry words: Terry was the subject of taunts from the away fans
Hammers fans were clearly outraged by Lampard's decision to celebrate his milestone moment in front of them yesterday.
But Lampard said: 'I wasn't hit by anything. I went quite close to the West Ham fans but that was the natural curve of my run.'
On the incident, Blues manager Rafa Benitez said: 'When you score 200 goals, you don't think about where you go. You celebrate.
'Afterwards, he realised it would be better to be in another part (of the ground). I don't think he was hit (by a missile).'