Jose Mourinho on physio fall out, transfer business, team news

José Mourinho Celebrates

Jose Mourinho addressed the media ahead of Chelsea's trip to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sought to play down a row that broke out after he criticised his medical staff for treating Eden Hazard during the 2-2 draw with Swansea City.

Speaking to reporters at his weekly press conference he read a statement, part of it said: "First of all I want to say I have a fantastic medical department led by Dr Paco Biosca, I have a good relationship with them.

"They tell me they have never been praised as much as they have done by me in the last couple of years.

"Jon Fearn and Dr Carneiro will not be on the bench on Sunday but that doesn't mean they cannot be in the future."

Mourinho didn't take any questions on the situation after reading out his statement. 

The Chelsea boss said midfielder Oscar is a doubt for Sunday's trip to the Etihad Stadium while Asmir Begovic is likely to take the place of the suspended Thibaut Courtois in goal.

Then came the question about transfer business, with suggestions from those at the press conference that the Premier League champions had been quiet during the summer, with some fans possibly concerned that not enough has been spent in order for the club to retain their title, but Mourinho seemed pretty relaxed over the business that has been done at Stamford Bridge.

"If Chelsea supporters are worried about the transfer window it must be until Mr Abramovich bought the club. They can only speak in a positive way. 

"We are not top of the league in terms of spenders but that doesn't mean people should be worried. The transfer window is open until 31 August, second you don't have to be champion in the market, third we do things when we think we have to do, when we think we can do [business].

"The board just gave me a new contract and we have great stability."

It seems that Chelsea and Mourinho are keen to put the fallout from last week quickly behind them as they face a potentially crucial early trip to Manchester City, who are tipped to be in the mix for the title once again this season. 

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