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Dr. Eva Carneiro has 'parted company' with Chelsea -- reports

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Any hope of an amicable resolution to the row between Chelsea and Dr. Eva Carneiro appears to have passed.  While there's been no official confirmation from either side, according to reports in the Daily Mail*, the BBC, and elsewhere, our now former first-team doctor has decided to leave the club six weeks after the incident at the end of the Swansea City match.

It looked like there may be hope of a nicer future last week, when reports emerged that both of the "demoted" medical staff, Dr. Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn, would return to the bench against Arsenal (or soon after), but after Dr. Carneiro failed to acquiesce to Chelsea's request to return to work, I suppose we should've seen the writing on the wall.

Most reports expect some sort of legal action to follow from Dr. Carneiro and her lawyers, which, I suspect, will be dealt with swiftly and quietly by our side.

Since Dr. Carneiro and Fearn were removed from matchday duties -- Fearn has continued to work with the team at the training ground as per his changed role -- our matchday medical staff has consisted of Chris Hughes (Chelsea Academy doctor) and Steven Hughes (physio).  I would expect head physio Fearn to return the bench in short order (as was reported last week), while as soon as Dr. Carneiro's departure becomes official, the club will no doubt start the search for a new first-team doctor, a role that she had filled since replacing Dr. Bryan English in 2011.

* The Mail also claim that The FA are still looking into the complaint against Mourinho, even though that was made two weeks ago now; other reports since have already dismissed the possibility of any punishment.