Jose Mourinho laughs off headbutt claims after Branislav Ivanovic appears to use head on James McCarthy
Everton's Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy was on the receiving end of an apparent headbutt from Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic tonight.
The Blues maintained their lead at the top of the Premier League with a last-minute winner from Willian, but Jose Mourinho's side could face disciplinary action once more after the Serbian became embroiled with the Everton player.
The flashpoint occurred after Nemanja Matic thought he had scored four minutes from time, only for the deflected strike to be ruled out for offside against Ivanovic, who had blocked the view of Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard.
Tempers flared when Gareth Barry then tripped Willian, earning a second yellow card, and Ivanovic motioned his head towards McCarthy in the resulting fracas.
The Everton substitute was booked for his part in the melee, but Ivanovic avoided censure from referee Jonathan Moss and could face retrospective action from the Football Association.
Jose Mourinho was not amused at the suggestion post-match that his player had used his head against McCarthy.
Mourinho told BT Sport: "Did Branislav Ivanovic go in with his head? Don't make me laugh. Don't make me laugh."
Watch a video of the incident below: