Blues on brink of expensive Carneiro battle
Published 29/10/2015 | 02:30
Chelsea were in imminent danger last night of being taken to court by Eva Carneiro over Jose Mourinho's banishing of her as the first-team doctor at Chelsea.
Carneiro and the Premier League champions have failed to agree a severance package following her departure last month.
This means that, barring a last-minute deal, her only recourse is to lodge a constructive dismissal claim at an employment tribunal, something that could lead to Chelsea being pursued for hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The deadline for submitting such a claim is next week, with the law allowing complainants a three-month window.
Carneiro has not reported for work since she and physio Jon Fearn were banished from the bench by Mourinho for treating Eden Hazard during Chelsea'sopening-day draw with Swansea City on August 8.
Meanwhile, Diego Costa is hopeful of handing Mourinho a much-needed boost ahead of Saturday's Premier League game against Liverpool.
The striker was forced out of Tuesday night's League Cup defeat by Stoke City with a rib injury and was immediately taken to hospital for X-rays.