Branislav Ivanovic may face retrospective disciplinary action
The defender appeared to aim a headbutt towards James McCarthy
Ivanovic also had the Everton midfielder in a headlock
Chelsea beat Everton 1-0 in the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea star Branislav Ivanovic found himself at the centre of a storm on Wednesday night that had people questioning whether he had bitten Evertons James McCarthy.
Moments before Willian grabbed a last-minute winner to maintain Chelseas seven point lead at the top of the Premier League, Ivanovic got embroiled in a melee between both sets of players.
Ivanovic first grabbed McCarthy round the throat, nearly throttling him, before he aimed a head-butt at the Everton midfielder. Video footage showed Ivanovic, himself the victim of a Luis Suarez bite two years ago, appearing to bite McCarthy.