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Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 August 2005, 14:46 GMT 15:46 UK
Carvalho fined for Mourinho rant
Ricardo Carvalho
Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho has been fined a reported 85,000 after speaking out against manager Jose Mourinho's selection policy.

Carvalho told a Portuguese newspaper he was angry at being left out of the team to face Wigan.

But on Tuesday Mourinho insisted the matter was now over and he would return to Chelsea's line-up to face West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.

"He did what we did - he was punished financially," said Mourinho.

"He was punished but the biggest punishment a player can have is when he is not selected. It is enough."

At the time of the incident, Mourinho said the player had needed an "IQ test" after questioning his tactics and then left him out for the 1-0 win over Arsenal.

But Mourinho added: "He has to try to play again, he knows he has to stay at Chelsea. I know he is a great player.

"I can't say it won't happen again in the future. Players are players and, when they are frustrated and not happy, then they say something that they shouldn't.

"But really I hope when they have something to say, they say it to me, say it to the group."


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