Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could communicate with his backroom staff via phone from his hotel room during Saturday's Premier League clash against Stoke City.
This has been reported by the Daily Mail, who claim that the Football Association will find it near enough impossible to stop the Blues boss contacting his coaches throughout proceedings at the Britannia Stadium.
The Portuguese tactician has been banned from attending the stadium after verbally attacking referee Jon Moss at half-time during his side's defeat against West Ham United on October 24.
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However, with the Special One's future seemingly on the line, it appears that he could yet stamp his mark on proceedings throughout tomorrow's crunch Premier League clash.
While watching on from his hotel room, it appears that he could call his backroom staff in an attempt to make tactical changes against Mark Hughes' erratic side.
Ultimately, despite the missing Mourinho, there can be no underestimating the importance of tomorrow's huge game. Sitting in 15th position in England's elite division, the west London outfit are in desperate need of climbing the Premier League table sooner rather than later.
Wednesday's morale-boosting Champions League win should encourage the club's faithful that things are looking up, but the players still have everything to prove in their pursuit of redemption.
A place in the top four is by no means out of reach, but the club can ill afford yet another Premier League defeat this weekend.
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