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FA Chairman Greg Dyke has said that Jose Mourinho’s “failure of personal judgement” is to blame for the outcome of the Eva Carneiro saga.

Carneiro recently left the club after her role was downgraded, following an incident on the opening day of the season in the 2-2 draw with Swansea at Stamford Bridge.

The 42-year old, along with head physio Jon Fearn, rushed onto the pitch in stoppage time to treat midfielder Eden Hazard, temporarily leaving the Blues with eight outfield players.

Mourinho labelled his medical team ‘naive’ and ‘impulsive’, but was earlier this week cleared of making discriminatory comments having been reported by a member of the public.

But Dyke, in a letter to FA Council members, said the 52-year-old Portuguese “made a mistake”.

The campaign group ‘Women in Football’ said it too was “appalled” by the decision.

The FA has also been criticised by one of its own board members – Heather Rabbatts – for its handling of the case.

Rabbatts, head of the FA’s inclusion advisory board, said the governing body’s reaction had been “seriously disappointing”.

“I have major concerns over the way in which the disciplinary process has been conducted,” she added.

Despite the FA panel clearing Mourinho after studying video footage of the incident, Dyke said that the incident didn’t bode well:

“I don’t think Mr. Mourinho comes well out of the whole saga – he clearly made a mistake in the heat of a game, and should have said so and apologised. 

“Instead he has said very little and Miss Carneiro has lost her job.

“Our regulatory team have investigated this and whilst Mr Mourinho has breached no rules, it was clearly a failure of his personal judgement and public behaviour.”

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Young Brazilian star Kenedy made an impact last night in the first half of the friendly game against Barcelona.

The youngster joined Chelsea on the pre-season training camp and tour without having signed for the Blues yet, so he needed Fluminense‘s permission to play last night against the Champions of Europe.

Kenedy impressed so much in these two weeks and in last night game that now Chelsea and manager José Mourinho that now the Portuguese coach wants him to join his first team squad.

It won’t be easy because to play in the Premier League normally players from outside the European Union need to have represented their national team at senior level to qualify and Kenedy has only played for Brazil’s Under 17 and Under 20 team.

FA president Greg Dyke stated back in March about the new rules for the non-Europeans players:

“The old system meant roughly half the players coming from non-European countries were getting in through an appeals system where something like 80% of all appeals were successful. The future won’t be like that.

“It is key to note that if you applied the new system retrospectively across the last five years we estimate that 33% of the players who gained entry under the old system would not have been granted a work visa under the new system.

But, despite of this, Mourinho seems confident to get a work permit for Kenedy, avoiding him to go on loan to Vitesse Arnhem:

“We have conditions to get him a work permit because we want him.

“We don’t want him to go out on loan, I think we have what the rules demand to get him a permit.

We bought Kenedy because we believe in him,’ said Mourinho. ‘He’s a very young kid that we believe a lot in, hopefully. He was in pre-season with us without the documents so he couldn’t play the first two matches for us. Against Barcelona he had the chance to do it and even if it was a friendly I think it was the best debut for a kid, to play against the best team. It was a great night for the kid and a great experience”.

Chelsea optioned the player from Fluminense for £6.7million and the Brazilian is ready to sign in the next weeks.



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FA Chairman Greg Dyke has said that he fears English football could be in danger of “having nothing to do with English people” as England’s football governing body outlines proposals to limit the number of non-EU players in squads, changes which could hit Chelsea hard should they be enforced.

The Blues only fielded two English players in their starting XI against Hull on Sunday, with Gary Cahill and John Terry representing England in a team which contained players of four other nationalities. Chelsea’s substitute bench also only contained one English player, Ruben Loftus-Cheek sitting alongside six players of another four nationalities. Manchester City only fielded three English players across their two legs with Barcelona in the Champions League, this coming after Manchester City defender Micah Richards, who is on loan in Italy with Fiorentina, heavily criticised England’s top teams for not allowing academy players a chance by signing foreign players.

It is an issue which has created a lot of talk, with the English Premier League having around 60% of its players being foreigners. This is compared to the German Bundesliga, which only has around 33% of players in the league who are foreign. And it now seems Mr. Dyke, who has promised to resolve this issue since he was installed as Chairman in 2013, has started moving the wheels of change, with new regulations planned for the rules on home-grown talent and a set of new stricter rules on work permits, which will be introduced on the 1st May. These are the key points:

Currently, players must have played at least 75% of their country’s internationals over the past two years. That will now change according to ranking. Players must play at least 30% of matches in the last two years if their country is in the top 10, 45% if ranked between 11th and 20th, 60% between 21st and 30th and 75% if between 31st and 50th.

Player currently must have played for a country in the top 70 when rankings are averaged over two years. That will be lowered to the top 50.

All players are currently measured over the last two years. The new regulations will allow leeway for players aged 21 or under to only fulfil the criteria for the previous 12 months.

The FA estimates that 33% of the players who gained entry under the old system would not have been granted a work visa under the new rules. That means that over the last five years there would have been 42 fewer non-European players playing in the Premier and Football Leagues.


These are the new rules planned regarding home-grown players:

A player will have to have been registered with his club from the age of 15 – down from 18 – to qualify as ‘home-grown’.

The minimum number of home-grown players in a club’s first-team squad of 25 will increase from eight to 12, phased over four years from 2016.

At least two home-grown players must also be ‘club-trained’ players – defined as any player, irrespective of nationality, that has been registered for three years at their club from the age of 15.

Only the best non-EU foreign players will be granted permission to play in England.


Dyke referred to English striker Harry Kane, who has 19 Premier League goals for Tottenham Hotspur this season aged only 21. Dyke said “We have to do this by negotiation with the different leagues and with the clubs – we have to convince them that this makes sense for English football. And we are helped by Harry Kane in truth – we are helped by seeing a young kid come into the Spurs team and become the top scorer in English football.”

“How many other Harry Kanes are around in the youth teams of Premier League clubs? It was almost by chance that Tim Sherwood became manager at Tottenham for a time and put him in the side – otherwise he would still be out on loan at Millwall or somewhere else.”

The regulations, if approved, could hit Chelsea hard with a meagre five players out of their 25-man squad being English. The rest of the Chelsea team is made up of 10 other nationalities, including Belgian, Spanish, Ivorian and Brazilian. If these regulations were to be enforced, despite keeping some of their big stars like Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic, the Blues could lose other big names such as Oscar, Willian and John Obi Mikel.


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