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Jose Mourinho Chelsea manager confirms ban on club doctor, Eva Carneiro

Jose Mourinho has barred the two Chelsea doctors Eva Carneiro and Jon Fearn who attended to Eden Hazard from Chelsea games

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Action Images via Reuters / Tony O'Brien Livepic play Jose Mourinho confirmed during a press conference today that he has barred the two doctors from Chelsea games
  play Jose Mourinho and Eva Carneiro argued on the touchline after the incident (BPI/Michael Zemanek)

Jose Mourinho has confirm the ban on team doctor Eva Carneiro from the Chelsea bench after their last weekend's touchline row.

Mourinho and Chelsea doctor Carneiro have been in the spotlight all week following  their touch line row during Chelsea's Saturday, August 8  2-2 home draw with Swansea.

Mourinho fumed at the medical team for going on to the pitch to attend to Eden Hazard without knowing the extent of his injury.

In a  footage released by Sky Sports Mourinho can be heard saying 'son of a bitch' in Portuguese as Carneiro and Fearn walked back to the bench.

After the incident, Carneiro according to reports had her role in the club change and will no longer be working during Chelsea's games.

While confirming the report, Mourinhno did not however rule out the return of the doctor to Chelsea's bench in the future less than a week after branding them as naive.

  play Jose Mourinho fumed at the doctors for attending to Hazard (AP)


Ahead of Chelsea's next league game against Manchester City,  Mourinho read a statement on the issue at the start of his press conference on Friday, August 14 but he refused to take questions.

"First of all I want to say I have a fantastic medical department led by Dr Paco Biosca, I have a good relationship with them," Mourinho said.

"They tell me they have never been praised as much as they have done by me in the last couple of years.

"Jon Fearn and Dr Carneiro will not be on the bench on Sunday but that doesn't mean they cannot be in the future."

Mourinho has faced backlash this week over his handling of team doctor Carneiro.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger took a swipe at Mourinho by backing Carneiro.

"The rules are clear, when the ref give indication for the medics to come on they can come on. After that, in this situation, I don't know. But the rules are quite clear. The referee makes the decision," Wenger said about the incident.

Watch the argument between Jose Mourinho and Eva Carneiro argue, below:

Jose Mourinho fumes at club doctor,  Eva Carneiro

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