Chelsea punish Eva Carneiro
Chelsea have downgraded the position of team doctor Eva Carneiro following Chelsea’s draw with Swansea.
Carneiro and the rest of the medical team were criticized by manager Jose Mourinho for an in-game decision.
Chelsea had been playing with one man down after Thibaut Courtois got sent off, and Eden Hazard had picked up a knock.
The medical team had rushed on to the field and taken Hazard off, leaving Chelsea with just 8 outfield players and Mourinho furious.
“I was not happy with my medical staff. Even if you are a kit man, doctor or secretary on the bench you have to understand the game,” Mourinho said after 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.”
“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.”
The club has now demoted Carneiro, meaning she will no longer attend training sessions, games or enter the team hotel.