Reporters were forbidden to ask about the subject at today's pre-match press conference but one question about the troubled striker slipped through.
The Blues' press officer announced beforehand: "We have been unable to allow questions about Carlos Tevez today, either to Carlos in general, his alleged conduct on the night in question, or the ramifications of that conduct.
"Questions also in relation to his future at the club are strictly off limits today and won't be answered. Breaches of this will result in the press conference being cancelled."
Tevez returned to the club yesterday but was made to train alone.