Problems mount for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

The Chelsea boss was hit with a misconduct charge after being sent to the stands during his side's 2-1 defeat at West Ham last month, and he was also fined £40,000 fine by the Football Association.

It means he will be absent for the crucial trip to Stoke at the weekend when Chelsea are desperate for points - Saturday's defeat to Liverpool was Chelsea's sixth in 11 Premier League games and left them languishing 15th in the table, four points off the relegation zone.

The news of the stadium ban came after it emerged that Carneiro is bringing action against Mourinho personally as well as the claim she is bringing against the club for constructive dismissal.

It is understood that legal papers will be served on Mourinho on Tuesday or Wednesday

Under employment law, an individual can be personally liable for damages if victimisation or discrimination can be proved.

The claim against Mourinho will be on the basis that he was instrumental in having Carneiro dropped from first-team duties and effectively demoted

Mourinho criticised her and head physio Jon Fearn for going on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard after being called on by referee Michael Oliver.

The disciplinary action against Mourinho is the second time this season he has faced sanction by the FA, having been fined £50,000 and given a suspended ban following comments after his side's fourth league defeat of the season to Southampton.

Mourinho is next due to face the media on Tuesday lunchtime ahead of his side's Champions League tie against Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

There was one small ray of light however after Chelsea's Diego Costa escaped retrospective disciplinary action from the FA over an incident against Liverpool where he clashed with defender Martin Skrtel.

The striker's appeared to kick out at Skrtel after the pair tangled and both fell on the ground during the match at Stamford Bridge, which Liverpool won 3-1, but referee Mark Clattenburg was on the spot and saw the incident.

Source : PA

Source: PA