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Mourinho praises medical team but Carneiro stays suspended

14 August 2015, 15:49

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.

Also read: Chelsea sideline doctor after Mourinho row

"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 doctor.

Champions Chelsea travel to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.

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