Chelsea club doctor Eva Carneiro has left her job at Chelsea. She is considering to take legal action against the club and the manager.

According to Mirror, Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has left the club after falling out with manager six weeks back. The reports suggest that Carneiro is now ready to launch an expensive legal battle.

Dr. Carneiro was stripped of her duties by Jose Mourinho after she was criticised for entering pitch and treat Eden Hazard during last month’s draw with Swansea City in the season opener.

The Gibraltar-born doctor Carneiro was due to return to work last week , Friday but did not show up and it is now understood she has left the club.

Carneiro is now likely to launch a legal battle having taken advice from a top firm of lawyers who were not available for comment today.

It was reported earlier that the club had forbade Eva from sitting on the reserve bench or disallowing her from entering the practice field or team hotel. It is therefore a downgrading of her role. This might have caused a discontenment for Eva.

Jose Mourinho previously had criticised the highly-regarded specialist in sports medicine, with the management of Diego Costa’s recurring hamstring injury thought to have been an area of contention last season.

It could explain why Mourinho has no apparent desire to issue the public apology Carneiro is understood to be seeking.

Mourinho had reportedly abused her on the pitch by calling slang names to her.


The Premier League Doctors’ group accused Mourinho of putting results ahead of a player’s safety.

A statement from the organisation read: ‘Removing Eva Carneiro from the Chelsea bench is unjust in the extreme.

‘In the incident against Swansea, the Chelsea medical staff were clearly summoned on by the referee to attend to a player.

‘A refusal to run on to the pitch would have breached the duty of care of the medical team to their patient.

‘It is a huge concern that Dr Carneiro has been subjected to unprecedented media scrutiny and a change in her professional role, merely because she adhered to her code of professional conduct and did her job properly.

‘Dr Carneiro has universal and total support from her medical colleagues at the Premier League Doctors Group.’

The incident first happened in the Chelsea vs Swansea City match when Chelsea were down to 9 men and were drawing 2-2. Eden Hazard got injured and he had to be treated. As Eva Carneiro started treating the player Jose Mourinho got furious and later bashed the doctor.


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