• Jose Mourinho vented anger at Chelsea medical team after Swansea clash
  • Eva Carneiro and Jon Fearn had rushed on to pitch to tend to Eden Hazard 
  • Ex-Chelsea doctor Ralph Rogers has sprung to Mourinho’s defence 
  • He branded Doctor Carneiro, 41, a ‘cheerleader’ and ‘celebrity doctor’ 

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The female doctor publicly harangued by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho for rushing onto the pitch to tend to an injured player has been branded a ‘cheerleader’ and ‘extremely naive’.

Eva Carneiro, 41, has also been called a ‘celebrity doctor’ by her predecessor, Ralph Rogers, following her very public fallout with Mourinho on Saturday.

The spat began after she rushed onto the pitch to tend to an apparently injured Eden Hazard in stoppage-time against Swansea. 

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Eva Carneiro received the brunt of Jose Mourinho's criticism after rushing on to treat Eden Hazard

Eva Carneiro received the brunt of Jose Mourinho’s criticism after rushing on to treat Eden Hazard

Carneiro and Mourinho exchanged words on the touchline during Chelsea's draw with Swansea City

Carneiro and Mourinho exchanged words on the touchline during Chelsea’s draw with Swansea City

The Chelsea doctor tends to be private but she posted on Facebook to thank those backing her judgement

The Chelsea doctor tends to be private but she posted on Facebook to thank those backing her judgement

But Mourinho was furious after Carneiro and head physio Jon Fearn ran on to the Stamford Bridge pitch – momentarily reducing the hosts to nine men after Thibaut Courtois had been sent off. 

Carneiro was too ‘impulsive’ according to Mourinho, who has now found himself an ally in ex-Chelsea doctor Rogers.

Mourinho has found himself under intense public scrutiny since the incident, but Rogers has now moved to side with him – suggesting there may have been severe issues bubbling under the surface.

Rogers also questioned whether Carneiro felt she was bigger than Mourinho when taking to Facebook and thanking fans for their support.

Carneiro in one of her Facebook pictures - she has now thanked the public for their support following the spat

Carneiro in one of her Facebook pictures – she has now thanked the public for their support following the spat

Carneiro made one of her first posts on Facebook, having previously been almost silent on social media

Carneiro made one of her first posts on Facebook, having previously been almost silent on social media

‘You’re not supposed to take centre stage if you are a physician to a team. You have to understand your dynamic in the club. You are not a player,’ Rogers told MailOnline Sport.

‘Her putting that “thanks for the support” on Facebook was extremely naive. That would upset anyone. What was she trying to achieve there? Are you bigger than the manager? You’re never going to win, nor should you.

‘You’re the backroom staff, you’re there to do a job. You’re not there as a cheerleader. You can play to it or you can play it down. It seems like she played to it.

‘You’re not supposed to be a celebrity. You can’t be a celebrity doctor, come on. Let’s get real.’

Carneiro has retained her job, but with strictly condensed power. She cannot attend matches, training or the team hotel.

Caneiro will keep her job title but will not be allowed at training sessions, matches or the Chelsea team hotel 

Caneiro will keep her job title but will not be allowed at training sessions, matches or the Chelsea team hotel 

Mourinho claims he knew Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard did not require treatment as he was just tired

Mourinho claims he knew Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard did not require treatment as he was just tired

Rogers resigned at Chelsea in 2011 after the appointment of Paco Biosca as medical director. 

He was a senior member of the backroom staff under Carlo Ancelotti and then Andre Villas-Boas and is now medical adviser to the NBA, as well as being sports physician to Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

Ex-Chelsea coach Rogers (pictured) has sided with Mourinho as debate continues to rumble on

Ex-Chelsea coach Rogers (pictured) has sided with Mourinho as debate continues to rumble on

The departure of Rogers saw Carneiro promoted through the medical ranks where she was previously a trusted member of staff.

Yesterday the Football Medical Association stressed that Carneiro ‘acted with integrity and professionalism at all times’ – but Rogers is adamant her noticeable lessening of power is down to other ingrained difficulties between medics and management.

‘Who’s to say when common sense prevailed and there was no more gasoline poured onto the situation then everything would’ve just settled down,’ he said. ‘But when you add the Facebook and continue with it, because you are a “celebrity doctor” this is what happens.

‘There is no chance she is still the first-team doctor. You can’t do your job.

‘If anybody really looked at it… there are two sides to every story. Especially because I’ve heard him praise medical staff in the past at other places.

‘There’s something else going on. If you had a rapport with someone that important in your club you wouldn’t out them like that. The medical team need to have a relationship with the manager. If you have a respect that kind of thing never happens.

‘A head injury you run on – period. But you have to understand the injury and the game. I completely agree with some of the things Mourinho said. I also saw from his reaction there was a little bit more frustration.

‘If you think that player is seriously injured and you got the nod [from the referee] you go on. You also have to understand your players.’ 

The Chelsea manager runs down the Stamford Bridge touchline to vent his frustration at his medical team

The Chelsea manager runs down the Stamford Bridge touchline to vent his frustration at his medical team

Chelsea boss Mourinho gesticulates in anger towards his medical team during his side's draw with Swansea

Chelsea boss Mourinho gesticulates in anger towards his medical team during his side’s draw with Swansea

Mourinho has retained serious misgivings at the fitness of striker Diego Costa since his £32million arrival from Atletico Madrid last year. He has struggled to put a run of games together since the turn of the year and his manager hasn’t been shy in airing views on the situation regarding the player’s hamstring.

‘Who is to say that serious medical issues didn’t happen in the past and this is the straw that broke the camel’s back?’ Rogers asked.

‘My personal feeling is that he was frustrated and those frustrations were deep-seated. They weren’t just “oh you ran on the pitch, you made a mistake”. To be honest with you, you do have to understand the game – he has a legitimate point.

‘His reaction had nothing to do with that mistake. Don’t you think that was an over-reaction? He could’ve deflected onto something else.’ 

Rogers (left) treating keeper Petr Cech during a Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton in 2010

Rogers (left) treating keeper Petr Cech during a Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton in 2010

Carneiro undertook the Ice Bucket Challenge (pictured) and is said to be popular among the Chelsea squad

Carneiro undertook the Ice Bucket Challenge (pictured) and is said to be popular among the Chelsea squad

Egyptian outfit: Carneiro wore a Cleopatra costume to former Chelsea defender David Luiz's birthday party

Egyptian outfit: Carneiro wore a Cleopatra costume to former Chelsea defender David Luiz’s birthday party

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