Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, confirmed that first-team doctor Eva Carneiro and first-team physiotherapist Jon Fearn would not be on the bench for Sunday afternoon’s clash against Manchester City in his press-conference on Friday.
The Portuguese boss was furious when the pair rushed onto the pitch, despite being asked to do so by the referee and Eden Hazard, and subsequently opted to punish their actions by vastly reducing their role with the club.
Mourinho has been widely condemned for his actions, with FIFA and the Premier League Doctors’ Group criticising his treatment of his staff who were simply fulfilling their duties as professional medics.
Since the news that Carneiro and Fearn will not be present on Sunday was confirmed, attention has inevitably turned to who they will be replaced by.
And the Daily Mail have revealed that Chris Hughes and Steven Hughes will take their place on the Etihad Stadium bench.
Chris, a consultant in sport and exercise medicine, has been with Chelsea since 2012, and takes Carneiro’s role.
While Steven has been with the Blues since 2004 and takes the place of physio Fearn.