Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro plans legal battle against club

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Chelsea's team doctor Eva Carneiro is ready to take legal action against the club following Jose Mourinho's decision to suspend her from duty, reports The Mirror.

The Blues boss openly criticised the doctor and first-team physio Jon Fearn after they entered the field of play to treat Eden Hazard during last month's 2-2 draw against Swansea City.

Referee Michael Oliver had summoned the pair onto the field, but Mourinho was left visibly furious by their, as he described it, naive decision.


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A number of medical associations and prominent figures have since criticised Mourinho's behaviour, saying Carneiro acted within a strict code of conduct

Neither were present on the bench for Chelsea's next match with the manager taking the decision to remove them from first-team duty. He then failed to talk to the press about the feud.

Legal action

Fifa's medical committee is set to review the case on Friday and will determine whether or not Chelsea have a legal case to answer.

With her position at Chelsea virtually untenable, Carneiro is likely to initiate legal proceedings against the Premier League club.

Mourinho's decision to demote Carneiro from the matchday team may not, however, have been anything to do with her decision to enter the field of play on that fateful evening.

A report in The Guardian last month claimed that it was in fact her decision to post a cryptic message on her official Facebook page that ultimately sealed her fate.

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