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Co-founder and chair of Women in football organistation Anna Kessel is convcined, that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho owes an apology to dr. Eva Carneiro.

According to the latest information, dr Carneiro is now set to take legal action against the club after being axed from Chelsea’s bench.

Mourinho criticised her and head physio Jon Fearn for unnecessary treating Eden Hazard on the pitch during the match against Swansea on August 8.

While co-founder and chair of Women in football organistation Anna Kessel has backed Carneiro’s decision to quit and sue the club.

Kessel told BBC Five Live:

“Doctor Carneiro did nothing wrong. She should have been straight back at work, with an apology from Mourinho and the whole thing would have blown over very quickly.”

“It’s quite obvious (why she made this decision to leave). Doctor Carneiro fulfilled her duties that day. Had she followed Mourinho’s advice and not treated Eden Hazard, she would have been in breach of general medical guidelines. She did the right thing.”

“She was subsequently demoted by the club and her position became untenable. How many of us could go back to a lesser job with hugely reduced duties having done nothing wrong and with no apology from the club, no retraction or acknowledgement that a huge error had been made by Mr Mourinho?”

“Anyone in her situation would take legal advice when given a demotion through no apparent mistake.”

“Doctor Carneiro has always kept a very low profile, she is extremely professional. 

“I don’t think she’s enjoying this process at all. She has been hounded by the paparazzi. It’s been very unfair the level of exposure that she has come across.”

“It has been unclear (if Carneiro would be reinstalled in original position). Chelsea haven’t put out a statement explaining what the future of Doctor Carneiro’s career was meant to be and I think that’s part of the problem.”

“I think there are additional layers to the fact she is a woman, she has had salacious stories written about her and was the subject of a lot of sexist abuse from opposition fans last season.”

“So it is now disappointing that Chelsea are not backing their own employee when they defended her last season.”

“We very much hope she has a future in the game and that is our concern. She is one of the senior women working in the game, she is a huge role model and receives many letters from girls and women who want to be like her and be a doctor.”


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Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has said that his goal against Arsenal will kickstart his season. 

The Belgian, who was the PFA Player of the Season last year as the Blues lifted the title, suffered a comparatively sluggish start to the season.

However, that sluggishness was team wide, as Chelsea won just one of their opening five fixtures.

But, Jose Mourinho’s side got back to winning ways on Saturday, thanks to goals from Kurt Zouma and Hazard, who sealed the win late on.

And now, the 24-year old has said his, and his side’s new found form has got him back on track this season:

After the complicated start to the season we had to win against a good team,” said Hazard.

“We won during the week as well and the confidence was close [to being fully restored]. We deserved to win the match.

“I am feeling good. Last year I had a good season. I have not lost my quality. I had a good game and scored a goal with a bit of luck, but that will be good for my confidence.”

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Nemanja Matic has ensured Chelsea’s rivals, that their ace Eden Hazard is back in his best form.

The Belgium international scored his 50th goal for the Blues during Saturday’s clash against Arsenal. Chelsea won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge with goals from Kurt Zouma and Eden Hazard.

But Matic has no doubt, that this is just the beggining for Hazard. Chelsea midfielder told London Evening Standard:

“It’s a big goal for Eden”

“He needs to score goals for his confidence and to be on his top level. He is very important for our team. I am very happy he scored his first goal and I hope it gives him more self-belief.”

“He needs to know that he is the best player in the Premier League and use his qualities. When he scored it was an important moment in the season for him.”

”In two games we scored six goals and didn’t concede,”

“That’s very important for confidence and for team spirit.”


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Chelsea manager José Mourinho analysed the victory in the derby against Arsenal in his post-match press conference:

It was a very good performance, a deserved victory, I’m happy with the performance and points.

“We improved a lot in the last two matches, in many aspects.  Defensively the team was much better. The attacking players defended much better than before, they created a compact zone and reacted very well to the moments when they lost the ball. That gives great stability for the players behind. We were confident and comfortable with the ball. When you play against 10 men, many times teams play bad, but we played very well against 10 men, we gave them no chances and kept good balance behind the ball. The attacking players started moving much more. We deserved the victory.

Mourinho was impressed by the defensive work of his attacking players:

“Tomorrow I will watch the game again and go for stats. I will see how many times my attacking players lost the ball and recovered the ball. Lost the ball and pressed. Their work – Oscar, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Pedro– makes it easy to be a defender because you sit there and the attacking players do half of your job for you.

The Chelsea boss also responded to Arsene Wenger’s suggestion that Diego Costa should have been sent off for his part in the Gabriel red card episode

“I played against Arsenal many times and only once he didn’t moan. That day we lost the game, we lost the cup (Community Shield). It wasn’t good for us but we behaved in a fantastic way. No excuses, no crying, no moaning. I played my first derby in September 2000, Benfica against Sporting. I told my players before the game you need emotional control. I’ve played derbies in Portugal, Spain, Italy, England and you don’t win derbies without emotional control, it’s a basic thing. I think you should speak about Gabriel and his mistake. Diego Costa played like he has to play. That’s why you have full stadiums and you sell the game around the world for millions, because the game has to be played like that. That’s why tomorrow I will go to a game which is comparable in terms of passion and dedication, New Zealand against Argentina, I love it. Diego was fantastic, Man of the Match for me.

“It was the same referee that made every decision and didn’t give two clear penalties to us. Gabriel did something to Hazard which is allowed in rugby, not football. In the box it’s a penalty. In the second half another player did the same on Diego Costa. In rugby it’s fantastic, in football it’s a penalty.

“[Wenger] He said before the game I have to cope with my defeat, tonight he has to cope with his defeat.

Mourinho also explained why Terry didn’t start the game today:

“John Terry doesn’t need me to speak with him because he knows what I feel and think. He knows he’s my man. If I have to choose one of 25 to be my man he’s the first. He knows I care about him as a player and a person. He knows my decision had only one intention, which was to help my team win the match. I thought Arsenal would come to play a defensive game, with a very fast striker who gets behind people. If we didn’t need to win the game so much we probably would have kept our block lower and more compact, but because we desperately needed a victory we couldn’t wait, we had to bring our defensive line up.

“Playing against Walcott the best player we have is Zouma. John knows how I think and if he’s normally a great captain, today he was even better. If every player had lots of respect for him, the way he’s reacted in the last days to this situation, he has even more respect from the players. If you want to paint a dark picture, I ask you please don’t because it’s not the reality. He’s in great condition and a great situation with the manager and club.”

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Chelsea are drawing 0-0 in their Premiership game against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in an exciting but controversial first half.

The approach from both sides was clear early on as inroads were made into both penalty areas, Chelsea’s high line, the cause of some trouble in recent weeks, still in evidence as Theo Walcott made runs in behind Chelsea’s defence to no effect.

Ex-Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas had the first attempt on goal for the home side- a shot from outside the box which former Chelsea ‘keeper Cech was equal to.

The away side appeared to settle more and whose approached the opposition goal with more confidence and a couple of times thought they were in on goal only to be denied by the linesman’s flag.

It took Chelsea those first ten minutes to impose themselves, and when they did so they did it with an energy that has not been seen since last season. Fabregas, Hazard and Costa attacked in a pack that Arsenal struggled to contain. With the support cast of Pedro and Ivanovic on the wing it was only the final pass that prevented the opening goal early on.

Fabregas played a superb pass over the top on the half hour that briefly put Hazard in on goal but pressure from both the nearby defender and Cech prevented the Belgian from shooting. The PFA Player of the Year broke away a minute later as Chelsea counter attacked from just inside their own half and appealed for a penalty as Bellerin appeared to push him over before the ball went out.

Chelsea continued to dominate possession and look the more likely of the two to score but were often too narrow even if the play itself was markedly quicker than at any other point this season. Arsenal have taken to smothering Chelsea’s narrow attacks and go forward themselves on the break- Walcott and Sanchez both dangerous when given space in Chelsea’s half.

Pedro had a shot from distance that Cech punched away, and the definitive moment of the half came just before its end when Arsenal lost a man  to two yellow cards. Hazard chipped in from the right to Costa who appealed for a penalty after going to ground following a tussle with Koscielny. Both Costa and the Frenchman argued face-to-face before the involvement of Gabriel with whom the Chelsea forward tussled with arms raised. Both players were cautioned, but the Arsenal full-back was sufficiently wound up to stamp on Costa’s foot a minute later in front of referee Dean, who subsequently sent him off.

The half-time whistle went just a minute later with the game level at 0-0, but it is Chelsea who should be happier with both the performance and how the half ended. The extra man should give the Blues the advantage in the second 45 minutes.




CHELSEA: Begovic; Ivanovic (c), Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa.

Subs: Blackman, Terry, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Ramires, Falcao, Remy

Manager: José Mourinho


ARSENAL: Cech; Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal; Cazorla, Coquelin; Ozil, Ramsey, Sanchez; Walcott.

Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Chambers, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud.

Manager: Arsene Wenger


Referee: Mike Dean    Assistant Referees: Stuart Burt and Simon Long    Fourth Official: Michael Oliver    



Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, UK

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has decided to defend his ace Eden Hazard after a wave of criticism which fell on a player after he missed the penalty in the Champions League game against Maccabi Tel-Aviv. The Special One has also praised young Ruben Loftus-Cheek for a great performance in Wednesday’s match.

Mourinho told Chelsea official website :

‘‘That was because I wanted to make Eden feel the penalty is not a problem at all,”

‘‘These big misses, a penalty, an open goal you miss because the ball touched your ankle instead of your foot, or the defender who scores an own-goal trying to save a goal, these are the kind of mistakes I never complain about and I always support.”

‘‘However, these are the type of mistakes the players don’t like to make and feel a little touched by as everybody sees. So the kid missed a penalty and I know he is not happy with it. He was on my side of the pitch and I was trying to support him.”

‘‘Eden is not the kind of guy you see hidden in a game,’’

‘‘He is not afraid to make a mistake and not afraid to play. Maybe the dribble is not going well and he loses the ball but the next time he dribbles again. Sometimes you don’t see a player on the pitch, he is hidden by opponents so he doesn’t want the ball. Hazard is not like this, he goes and he goes and he goes. I don’t think he feels the pressure. I feel him very free.’’

‘‘A good performance, a good goal. It will come,’’

The Portuguese coach has praised his starlet Ruben Loftus-Cheek :

‘‘I think Ruben is ready,’’

‘‘My work on him is not for him to be mentally ready. He is very confident, has good self-esteem and is not afraid of anything.”

‘‘He is not ready from a tactical point of view and that is where we have to be working and improving, being critical and killing him in Australia.  ”

‘‘This is a process and so is the physical side because the other day in the 70th minute he had cramp. So physical and tactically he is not ready, mentally he is ready and if I play him today, for him it’s no problem.’’


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Jose Mourinho has praised his ace Eden Hazard, calling him the currently best player in England despite his poor start to the Chelsea’s campaign. 

The Belgium international has a difficult start to the season. Criticism has intensified even more when he missed a penalty in the match against Maccabi Tel-Aviv on Wednesday.  Even so, the Portuguese coach has no doubt, that Chelsea winger is currently the best player in England.

Mourinho told Goal.com :

“He’s the best player in England,”

“It’s not because Rooney doesn’t score goals for three weeks that he’s not a fantastic player. Eden is the best player in this country.”

“It’s not because a bad performance or a penalty missed, or nor scoring goals for three of four weeks. He’s the best.”

“He’ll be the best again. I don’t know if it’s tomorrow or next week but one of these days he’s man of the match.”


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Chelsea manager José Mourinho won’t be charged by the FA for the Eva Carneiro and Jon Fearn’s case.

Mourinho was accused of “abusive and sexist” language after a video emerged about his rant against the doctor and the physio while they were attending Eden Hazard on the pitch against Swansea in the first Premier League game of the season.

The FA are still studying video evidence of the incident, but as Standard Sport reports and understands it is highly unlikely that Mourinho will have a case to answer.

Both Carneiro and Fearn were demoted from first-team duties after the match and the doctor has not been to work since being told she would not be required on the bench at games and would no longer travel with the team. It has been reported that she is considering legal action.


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