Chelsea head physio Jon Fearn is likely to be on the bench for Chelsea against Aston Villa according to Daily Mail.
Fearn and club doctor Eva Carneiro were removed from first team duties after being branded “impulsive and naïve” by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as result of an incident involving Eden Hazard in a match against Swansea City.
Carneiro had decided to treat Hazard on the field late in the 2-2 draw at home to Swansea, forcing the attacker to go off the pitch and putting an already 10-man Chelsea down to nine for a short time. On the incident, Mourinho said:
“Even if you are a kit man, doctor or secretary on the bench, you have to understand the game.
“You have to know you have one player less and when you go to the pitch to assist a player, you have to make sure your player has a serious injury.
“I was sure he hadn’t a serious problem. He had a knock, he was very tired. But my medical department – on an impulse-were naïve and left me with eight outfield players in a counter-attack after a set piece”.
Reports now have it that under-fire Blues boss Mourinho wants Fearn back in the dugout on October 17 as Chelsea look to hit the ground running after a disastrous start to the 2015-16 campaign.
After much investigation by the FA, Mourinho was not found guilty of any wrong doing. Fearn had continued working with the Club while Carneiro has been at odds with the club ever since the incident.
The return of the team physio to the bench on match days could serve as a motivating factor for the players and fans alike and hope for a turnaround in the clubs fortune.