London - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he has
"fantastic" medical staff but the club's first team doctor Eva
Carneiro will not be on the bench against Manchester City on Sunday following
her treatment of an injured player in a Premier League match.
British media claimed this week Mourinho had banned Carneiro
and physiotherapist Jon Fearn from the bench, training sessions and the team
hotel after they treated Eden Hazard during 10-man Chelsea's Premier League
draw against Swansea City.
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"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 at a news conference on Friday.
"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 said his medical staff were "impulsive and
naive" in a TV interview as it reduced Chelsea to nine men in stoppage
time at Stamford Bridge despite both the referee and player calling for the
Champions Chelsea travel to Manchester City in the Premier
League on Sunday.For
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