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Chelsea axe team doc from bench

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Chelsea's English defender John Terry is attended to by club physio Eva Carneiro (C) after he was injured during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London, on November 11, 2012. PHOTO/AFP

Chelsea’s English defender John Terry is attended to by club physio Eva Carneiro (C) after he was injured during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London, on November 11, 2012. PHOTO/AFP

LONDON, August 12- Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro has reportedly been removed from bench duty on matchdays by Jose Mourinho following her actions on Saturday.

Carneiro came under fire from the Blues boss during the 2-2 draw with Swansea at Stamford Bridge after she had treated Eden Hazard in the closing stages of the game.

Mourinho was fuming when the 41-year-old returned to the technical area and later accused her of being “naive” after the hosts had momentarily been reduced to nine players while Hazard was receiving medical attention.

Carneiro, who was appointed by the west Londoners in 2011, will stay on as first-team doctor, but her role has been limited to working at the club’s training ground, according to reports in England.

Mourinho had told Sky Sports after the match: “Even if you are a kit man, doctor or secretary on the bench, you have to understand the game.

“You have to know you have one player less and when you go to the pitch to assist a player you have to make sure your player has a serious injury.

“I was sure he hadn’t a serious problem. He had a knock, he was very tired. But my medical department – on an impulse – was naive and left me with eight outfield players in a counter attack after a set piece.”

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