Jose Mourinho confirms Jon Fearn and Eva Carneiro will not be on the bench against Man City

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that first team physio Jon Fearn and Doctor Eva Carneiro will not be on the bench on Sunday when Chelsea play Manchester City at the Etihad stadium.

Speaking at the weekly press conference, Jose Mourinho said: 'Jon Fearn and Dr Carneiro will not be on the bench on Sunday but that doesn't mean they cannot be in the future.'

“My decision does not mean they won’t be on the bench in the future. If you want to speak to me about football, I’m here. If you want to ask about other things, I’m not here.”

Asked if he regretted his outburst, Mourinho added: “The game is emotional. Football is football. The match is the match. Everything after the match can be different, especially after the meeting I had with my medical department yesterday.

“I want to say I have a fantastic medical department led by Dr Paco Biosca, I have a good relationship with them. With more than a dozen professionals between doctors, physio, masseurs – I have a very good relationship with them. They tell me all the time that they were never praised as much as they were by me in the last two years.

“Normally when things go well managers keep it to themselves, I have praised them lots of times in the last couple of years and they don’t forget that. They also told me that we have had disagreements during that period, we need disagreements to improve. We work together and we improve together, That is the way we do things. It is a relationship that is open to disagreement.”

Mourinho also responded to Arsène Wenger’s suggestion that a fractured atmosphere in the dressing room can damage the wellbeing of a club. “If somebody thinks that a disagreement between manager and medical can affect team, they don’t have a clue,” he said.

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