Chelsea are understood to have brought in an external legal team to conduct their own investigation into the allegations against Mark Clattenburg.
The referee is under investigation by the Metropolitan Police and the Football Association after it was alleged he used "inappropriate language" towards two Chelsea players during the 3-2 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.
The Professional Footballers' Association say that one of the alleged comments was of a racist nature and that the players claimed to be involved were John Obi Mikel and Juan Mata.
The police became involved after receiving an official complaint about the incident from the Society of Black Lawyers.
The man behind the mooted black players' breakaway union, Peter Herbert, confirmed he had written to the Metropolitan Police demanding they investigate the incident.
The FA also decided to continue with their investigation in tandem with the police probe, rather than wait until the outcome of the criminal proceedings had been made public.
And now there is a third inquiry believed to be taking place at Stamford Bridge, with the west London club expected to conclude their investigation later on Wednesday.
what do you think?
Would they have done that if they won the game? I doubt it
This is just revenge against the FA because they have a racist in JT in there ranks. Bit sad really.
If it hadn't been against United don't think there would have been all this fuss, Looking forward to game should be a bit tasty good luck Chelsea.
See how many of them use any expletives tonite, Ashley Cole is normally good for a few, might be a few more red cards tonite, and some more whinging from chelski.
Should get their own house in order before conducting. Witch hunt
How many investigations is this poor bloke having - the met, the FA, the society of black lawyers and now Chelsea's private investigators. It's ridiculous surely the fa investigating is enough not all this