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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho bans team doctor Eva Carneiro from matchday bench

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Chelsea club doctor Eva Carneiro won't be on the bench for their Super Sunday match at Manchester City. Her duties will be significantly reduced after crit

Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro has been banned by Jose Mourinho from sitting on the bench on matchdays, according to Sky sources.

Carneiro was heavily criticised by the Blues boss on Saturday after she treated Eden Hazard on the field late in their 2-2 draw at home to Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday, leading to Hazard being forced off and putting already 10-man Chelsea down to nine for a short time.

It is understood Gibraltar-born Carneiro will continue in her role as first-team doctor, but she will only work at the club's training ground in Cobham, Surrey.

Mourinho was furious at Carneiro's decision to enter the field and treat Hazard, and vented his anger at her as she returned to his technical area.

Mourinho then confirmed to Sky Sports after the game that he was "not happy" with his medical staff.

The Portuguese said: "Even if you are a kit man, doctor or secretary on the bench, you have to understand the game.

"You have to know you have one player less and when you go to the pitch to assist a player, you have to make sure your player has a serious injury.

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"I was sure he hadn't a serious problem. He had a knock, he was very tired. But my medical department - on an impulse - was naive and left me with eight outfield players in a counter-attack after a set piece."

Eva Carneiro became Chelsea's doctor in 2009
Image: Carneiro will continue in her role as first-team doctor, but she will only work at the club's training ground in Cobham

Carneiro joined Chelsea in 2009 as a reserve-team doctor before being promoted by Andre Villas-Boas to take the first-team role in 2011.

Earlier this year, the club were forced to issue a statement condemning sexism and discrimination in the game after Carneiro was subjected to sexist abuse from supporters.

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