Carneiro’s duty to Hazard not Chelsea – FA chief

Football Assocation chief executive Martin Glenn has suggested Chelsea club doctor Eva Carneiro had a duty to Eden Hazard rather than the club, in the wake of the dispute with manager Jose Mourinho .

The Chelsea manager took exception to Carneiro entering the pitch to treat Eden Hazard in the 2-2 draw with Swansea City in August.

The Blues were already down to 10 men, following the red card given to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, and Carneiro’s treatment of Hazard meant the winger was forced to leave the field, leaving Chelsea temporarily with nine players.

Mourinho publicly criticised Carneiro and the medical team following the match, and, with the doctor yet to return to the Chelsea bench, Glenn believes the 41-year-old had a duty to protect Hazard.

“Be in no doubt, the duty of the doctor is to the player, not the coach,” Glenn said, speaking at Soccerex.

“It’s possibly an issue for Chelsea to sort out. I don’t believe Chelsea are playing in a dangerous way.”