Jose Mourinho: Chelsea boss will not face action over criticism

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho's side have failed to win one of their first two league games for the first time since 1998

Jose Mourinho will not face action from the Premier League over his public criticism of his medical team.

Dr Eva Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn were criticised by the Chelsea boss after they treated Eden Hazard in the 2-2 draw with Swansea. That meant the midfielder had to leave the pitch and briefly left the Blues with nine men.

Neither were on the bench for the 3-0 loss at Manchester City on Sunday.

The Premier League said it considers the situation to be a "club matter".

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Rule 7 of the Premier League's Code of Conduct for managers states: "A manager shall not make public any unfair criticism of any match official or any other manager or any player, official or employee of his or another club."

Mourinho has stood by his criticism of Carneiro and Fearn, who tended to Belgian Hazard after he was tripped in the final minutes of the draw with Swansea on 8 August.

This reduced Chelsea to nine men as goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had already been sent off and the Blues boss said afterwards the pair were "impulsive and naive" and did not "understand the game".

Eva Carneiro
Dr Eva Carneiro is in her fifth season at Chelsea

The Portuguese manager, who has been criticised for his comments, says that he and his medical staff have a "good relationship".

However, it is understood Carneiro has sought legal advice over the issue.

Chris Hughes and Steven Hughes replaced Carneiro and Fearn on the Chelsea bench for the trip to the Etihad at the weekend.

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