West Ham United forward Andy Carroll was involved in an altercation with a drunk Chelsea fan just hours after scoring the winning goal against Jose Mourinho's side.
Making just his fourth substitute appearance of the season, the England international came off the bench to inflict the Stamford Bridge club's fifth defeat of the Premier League campaign.
The skirmish took place at Roka Japanese restaurant in Canary Wharf, east London, and eyewitnesses said that red wine was thrown.
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The fan, who was said to be with a group of Chelsea supporters, approached the England forward and tried to kiss him; unsurprisingly, Carroll was not amused.
One onlooker told the Sun: “A man, who was in a group of Chelsea fans, tried to go up and kiss him, which led to a skirmish.
“Carroll hadn’t even had food or a drink at that point when the hammered geezer started giving him s***.”
The former Newcastle United and Liverpool forward struck his first goal of the season at Upton Park to heap more pressure on Mourinho.
Having been given a vote of confidence three weeks ago, the Chelsea boss is now fighting to save his job as their disastrous start to the season continues.
The defending champions are 15th in the table and have picked up a miserly 11 points from ten games.
Mourinho is likely to face further sanctions from the FA after he was sent to the stands for calling referee Jon Moss 'f****** soft'.
It has been reported that Roman Abramovich is worried about the effect his actions are having on the image of the club and defeat against Liverpool could see the Portuguese boss given his marching orders, setting Chelsea back a cool £30 million.
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