|Eva Carneiro received the brunt of Jose Mourinho's criticism after rushing on to treat Eden Hazard's injury|
In the space of only four days, Eva Carneiro's relationship with Jose Mourinho has deteriorated so badly that we may not see her again. On Saturday, Carneiro and her colleague Jon Fearn angered the Chelsea manager by rushing on to the pitch to tend to Eden Hazard near the end of the 2-2 draw with Swansea.
Chelsea were already down to 10 men and Hazard receiving treatment meant that last season's Player of the Year had to spend a few moments on the touchline, leaving the champions vulnerable. Mourinho was furious. 'I wasn't happy with my medical staff because even if you are a medical doctor or secretary on the bench you have to understand the game,' said Mourinho.
'You have to know that when you have one player less and, in the end, you go on to the pitch to assist a player then you must be sure that a player has a serious problem. 'I was sure that Eden didn't have a serious problem. He had a knock and was very tired. 'My medical department left me with eight fit players in a counter-attack after a set piece and we were worried we didn't have enough players left.'
Carneiro was hurt by that and Chelsea fans rushed to send her messages of support. On Monday she posted on Facebook: 'I would like to thank the general public for their overwhelming support. Really very much appreciated.'
But instead of patching things up with her, Mourinho took more drastic action. The 41-year-old, who was born in Gibraltar, will keep her job title as first-team doctor but she will not be allowed at training sessions, matches or the team hotel. That surely puts her future at the club in doubt. Fearn is likely to receive the same treatment but a late decision will be made on him as the club need a physio on the bench for Sunday's crucial match at Manchester City.
|Carneiro and Mourinho exchange words on the touchline during Chelsea's draw with Swansea City|
|Carneiro will now be axed from the Chelsea dugout by Mourinho following the incident where the Blues boss accused his medical team of being naive and leaving his team in a weaker position on the field|
|The Portuguese tactician runs down the touchline in order to vent his frustration at his medical team|
|Chelsea boss Mourinho gesticulates in anger towards his medical team during his side's 2-2 draw|
|Mourinho claims he knew star playmaker Eden Hazard did not require treatment as he was just tired|
|Carneiro made one of her first posts on Facebook, having previously been almost silent across social media|
|The Chelsea doctor tends to be private but she posted on Facebook to thank those backing her judgement|
Carneiro was promoted to her role with the Chelsea first team by Andre Villas-Boas in 2011 and has since worked with Roberto di Matteo, Rafa Benitez and now Mourinho. Born to a Spanish father and British mother, she has studied at Nottingham University and Queen Mary University of London.
Carneiro spent time with West Ham before being appointed to the UK Sports and Medicine Specialist training program with the Olympic Medical Institute preparing athletes for the 2008 Olympic Games. She spent some time working for the England women’s football team before joining Chelsea in 2009.
Sportsmail understands Mourinho’s decision has raised a few eyebrows at the club. Players were said to be ‘completely shocked’ at the news of the doctor’s demotion, although they knew something was wrong as Mourinho had not been his usual jovial self, even with his favourite players. It is also believed that not all members of the club’s hierarchy share Mourinho’s opinion that Carneiro was in the wrong.
|Carneiro follows first-team physiotherapist Jon Fearn on to the Stamford Bridge pitch, rushing past Mourinho|
|Chelsea's doctor enters the field after Eden Hazard ended up on the ground following a poor challenge|
|The Chelsea boss leaps into a furious rage which brings him on to the pitch after the pair attend to Hazard|
|Mourinho makes his unhappiness clear, shouting on to the pitch to address his medical staff members|
|Treatment: Carneiro and Jon Fearn come to the aid of an apparently injured Eden Hazard in the Swansea tie|
|Carneiro, who joined the club in 2009, speaks to Chelsea playmaker Oscar and one of her colleagues|
|Mourinho sits on the bench alongside his staff, while Carneiro (far right) keeps her eyes fixed on the game|
|Carneiro (left, pictured with former goalkeeper Petr Cech) joined Chelsea's medical team set up in 2009|
- Daily Mail, UK