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Lewis Hamilton highlights Max Verstappen advantages ahead of British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton highlights Max Verstappen advantages ahead of British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton says he hopes to “close the gap” this weekend at the British Grand Prix, as the seven-time world champion hopes to cut the 32 point gap to Max Verstappen over the weekend.

Hamilton has seven wins to his name around the Silverstone circuit in Formula One, and also admitted recently he’s been putting in the hours on the simulator, something he’s admitted in the past to Express Sport he’s not a fan of.

To add to their advantages this weekend, Mercedes are also looking to bring an upgrade package for the W12, alongside the added bonus of Hamilton’s home fans descending on the circuit.

And Hamilton believes it could be a winning formula across the weekend.

“With all those elements, I hope and pray, yeah,” said Hamilton ahead of the British Grand Prix on Thursday

“Obviously we won’t know until tomorrow, and also another element is this sprint race that we have, this new format, of course, it’s easy for any of us to get it wrong.

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Mercedes have taken nine consecutive pole positions at Silverstone, to make it 10, Hamilton would have to win the sprint qualifying race on Saturday.

Yet Hamilton said it was a challenge he was embracing.

“Massively looking forward to it,” added Hamilton. “A lot of work has gone on over the past couple of weeks, so I’m hoping that coming back to a circuit that suits us a little better, hopefully, we can have a closer battle with the Red Bulls.”

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Climate, immigration, Medicare lead progressive highlights in Dems’ $3.5T budget plan

Climate, immigration, Medicare lead progressive highlights in Dems' $3.5T budget plan

Senate Democrats’ $ 3.5 trillion spending package will unleash a gusher of hundreds of billions of dollars for progressive priorities, from climate programs to an expansion of Medicare to promised green cards for some undocumented immigrants, according to new details released on Wednesday.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Budget Chair Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), a moderate on the budget panel, briefed the rest of the Democratic caucus during lunch with President Joe Biden in the Capitol on Wednesday. They discussed some of the biggest components of the planned spending bill that Democrats aim to pass without Republican support using the budget process. That filibuster-proof process starts with a budget resolution, which Senate Democrats have agreed to set at a ceiling of $ 3.5 trillion.

And while that resolution’s text is still forthcoming, once it arrives it will have few specifics of how Democrats will turn Biden’s priorities into legislation. That makes the policy highlights unveiled Wednesday, as vague as they are, a meaningful spotlight on the scope of the party’s spending ambitions, which would be financed by a shaky combination of tax reform, health savings like lowering prescription drug costs, and the assumption of long-term economic growth.

“Let me be clear — this is a huge bill. This is a complicated bill. This is a transformative bill,” Sanders told reporters after lunch. “In some cases, it doesn’t provide all the funding that I would like right now.”

But with 50 Democrats in the upper chamber and no votes to lose, “compromises have to be made,” Sanders said.

The proposal would expand Medicare to cover dental, vision and hearing services for seniors. It would also fund health care for about 2 million people living in red states that have refused to expand Medicaid. Both provisions were major priorities for liberals, who had originally pushed for trillions of dollars more in a total package.

As promised, the plan will include key commitments from Biden’s “families” and “jobs” plans, including universal prekindergarten for 3- and 4-year-olds, child care subsidies and an increase in the maximum Pell Grant to defray college costs for lower-income students. Democratic leaders also intend to fulfill the president’s pledge to provide more nutrition assistance, paid family and medical leave, and affordable housing.

Democrats plan to use the package to extend the popular increase in the Child Tax Credit, which Congress boosted in March, to a maximum of $ 3,600 a year for children under 6 years old and $ 3,000 for older kids. The plan would also continue the current increase for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the tax break for child care costs.

Many Democrats have called for a permanent extension of the Child Tax Credit, which the IRS will start sending out in monthly payments on Thursday. But Senate Democrats aren’t yet specifying the length of the extension they want to provide, stressing that it depends on the cost of the bill and additional input from lawmakers.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), who leads the Congressional Progressive Caucus, cited key wins during a call with reporters on Wednesday, including universal child care, paid leave and the Medicare expansion provisions.

“There isn’t a big area of our priorities that was left out,” she said. Still, progressives will be pushing for bigger investments in child and elder care.

“You can be assured, we are pushing for as much as we can possibly get,” Jayapal said.

The inclusion of immigration policy in Democrats’ still-unwritten party-line spending bill is another huge demand for both progressives and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Both groups were relieved to see their issue included in the budget highlights, though they received few details. It’s also unclear if immigration reform will withstand the scrutiny of the Senate parliamentarian, the official who decides which provisions pass muster with the byzantine rules guiding the budget reconciliation process that governs the bill’s fate.

Progressives and Hispanic Caucus members have pushed for a pathway to citizenship for several key undocumented groups, including so-called Dreamers who were brought to the U.S. as children and “essential workers” during the pandemic, including farmworkers. But a senior Democratic aide confirmed only that the budget would include legal permanent residence for immigrants, without providing additional details — which may not be known for weeks.

The early approval that the budget blueprint won from the left wing of the party didn’t extend across the entire House Democratic caucus. Several moderates privately balked at the overall price tag, which they feared would require hefty tax hikes to pay for the package and fuel GOP attacks.

To help pay for the plan, Senate Democrats plan to beef up tax enforcement and raise corporate and international taxes. They are also seeking to hike rates on “high-income” individuals, but have yet to agree on exactly what income brackets would be hit and how much more those earners would pay.

Three kinds of tax hikes are off that table, however: increases on families making less than $ 400,000 a year, small businesses and family farms — a sign that Democrats are leery of attacks casting them as “tax-and-spend” liberals.

On climate, Democrats plan to include a clean energy standard that would deliver 80 percent clean electricity by 2030. How to structure that standard in order to survive the arcane reconciliation rules remains unclear, although Democrats and environmental advocates have brainstormed a number of possible approaches.

The budget resolution would also spell out funding for clean energy and electric vehicles incentives, a civilian climate corps, a clean energy accelerator and programs to boost weatherization and electrification of buildings. Democrats are pledging to deliver on Biden’s promise to curb greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent across the U.S. economy by 2030.

Democrats are also calling for “methane reduction” and “polluter import fees,” though it was not immediately clear what those policies would entail.

Some of the climate provisions are already giving Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) heartburn, however. After lunch with Biden, Manchin, a centrist whose vote will be critical to the budget’s success, said he’s concerned about fossil fuels getting short shrift in the final bill.

“I want to see more of the details,” he said.

Marianne LeVine, Jennifer Scholtes, Alice Miranda Ollstein and Rachel Roubein contributed to this report.

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Santander highlights ‘best way to stop a scammer’ amid surge of scam victims

Santander highlights 'best way to stop a scammer' amid surge of scam victims

The picture is very different for savvy seniors, with only four percent considering it rude to hang up on cold callers.

More than two thirds of over 65s (69 percent) said they would be suspicious if the caller suggested lying to their bank about why they want to make a payment, and 69 percent of this age group would hang up immediately.

It’s a stark difference to the 18-24 year old age group, who appear more susceptible to this tactic; just 37 percent said it would make them suspicious, and just over half (54 percent) said they would hang up if they suggested lying to their bank.

In an effort to encourage more people to hang up during a suspicious call, Santander has teamed up with the iconic Chelsea Pensioners, in the hopes of empowering Britons to say, “Push Off, Politely”.

Mr Lowe added: “The best way to stop a scammer is not to let them sweet talk you into doing something you might regret – whether that’s sharing too much information, not being upfront with your bank about the reason for a payment, or transferring money.

“So if you get a suspicious call, follow the advice and hang up immediately.”

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Mark Levin highlights the rise of ‘American Marxism’ in the United States

Mark Levin highlights the rise of 'American Marxism' in the United States

Mark Levin highlighted books that have promoted the rise of American Marxism Sunday on “Life, Liberty & Levin.” 

“The Democrat Party, this ideology, what I call American Marxism, has been spawned from Marxism,” he said. “It has been Americanized and it has been used to try and use our differences, our imperfections to exploit them and to drive this ideology.”

Levin spotlighted his new book, “American Marxism” and called it the “most important book” he’s ever written. 

“Why is it the most important book I’ve ever written? Because we are not looking into the abyss as a nation,” he said. “We are in the abyss. And the question now is how do we get out of it?” 

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“Marx and Education” by Jean Anyon was one book Levin highlighted as contributing to the rise in American Marxism. 

“[Anyon] was an iconic figure who pushed the idea and the attitude of Marxism throughout our education system,” Levin noted. 

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He also mentioned books like “Foundations of Critical Race Theory and Education,” and “Navigating Borders: Critical Race Theory Research and Counter History of Undocumented Americans,” which fuel the narrative that critical race theory is taught in American schools. 

Levin said that “American Marxism” is an answer to this troubling trend in the United States, and he hopes readers will “take it one page at a time, one chapter at a time,” in order to confront what is happening in the United States. 

Bangkok Chemical Fire: 2nd Factory Blaze in Thailand’s Capital Highlights Health Risks

Chemicals at a factory just outside the Thai capital burst back into flames briefly on Tuesday, sending up another cloud of toxic black smoke and highlighting the continuing health danger from an industrial accident that killed one and injured dozens more.

Extinguishing the first blaze took more than 24 hours after it started with an explosion about 3 a.m. Monday that could be heard for kilometers (miles) and blew out the windows and doors of nearby homes.

Firefighters continued to douse the site with water and foam to keep the highly flammable chemical styrene monomer from reigniting, but flames broke out again and burned for about an hour Tuesday afternoon.

Little was left of the Ming Dih Chemical factory other than the twisted metal frames and charred remains of its warehouses that were destroyed in the explosion and fire.

More than 60 people were injured in the disaster, including a dozen emergency responders, and more than 30 of them were hospitalized. An 18-year-old volunteer firefighter was killed in the blaze.

Police questioned the factory manager in their investigation of the cause of the explosion, who told them that he and eight staff members were woken from their sleep on the site by a strong chemical smell and fled just before the blast, said Maj. Gen. Chumpol Poompuang, the district’s police commander.

Authorities ordered a 5-kilometer (3-mile) area around the foam and plastic pellet manufacturing factory, near Bangkok’s main airport, evacuated as the factory burned, telling residents to avoid inhaling any fumes and warning that they could cause dizziness and vomiting, and cancer in the long term.

On Tuesday, Attapol Charoenchansa, who heads the countrys pollution control department, said teams were testing the air quality and water in the area of the factory, and were considering narrowing the evacuation zone to allow some residents to return home.

He cautioned, however, that rain which fell Tuesday afternoon could wash the chemicals into water sources, which would be difficult to control.

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, a regional advocacy group, urged the Thai government to provide the public with more information on the chemicals that had been released, as well as all of its findings on possible contamination.

It also stressed that firefighters and others working at the scene, many of whom wore only the masks required by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or none at all as they battled the blaze, had to be outfitted with better protective equipment during the cleanup.

Now is the time to understand what the impacts of the fire and explosion might be, and ensure that all those still operating in the vicinity are adequately protected, said group member and Philippine lawmaker Sarah Elago.

Seeing firefighters with surgical masks fighting against potentially cancerogenic chemicals was an atrocious sight. The government should urgently provide adequate material for all those still at risk, she said.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered authorities to gather as much information as possible on contamination of soil, ground water, the city’s drinking water and air so as to mitigate the health impact in both the short and long term.

Although the fire is under control, our work has not yet been completed, he said in a statement posted on Facebook.

Officials said shockwaves from the initial explosion damaged about 100 houses and 15 cars.

It wasn’t clear how much monetary damage the fire caused to the factory.

Styrene monomer is used in the production of disposable foam plates, cups and other products, and can produce poisonous fumes when ignited.

The chemical itself also emits styrene gas, a neurotoxin, which can immobilize people within minutes of inhalation and can be fatal at high concentrations. Last year in the Indian city of Visakhapatnam, a leak of styrene gas from a chemical factory killed 12 people and sickened more than 1,000.

The area around the Thai factory is a mixture of older industrial complexes and newer housing developments that were built after the opening of Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2006.

A fire at another factory broke out Tuesday evening in eastern Bangkok, with no casualties reported, said Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang. The cause of the fire at the Floral Manufacturing Group Co. in the Lat Krabang Industrial Estate was not immediately known.

It was put under control, though not totally extinguished, after several hours. No highly toxic chemicals were involved.

Veeris Ammarapala, governor of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, was quoted by the Bangkok Post news site as saying the fire spread quickly because of the large quantities of alcohol on hand used in making perfumes, shampoo and hand sanitizer. He said his agency needs to review fire protection measures for industrial estates.

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Car tax changes scrapped in major UK city after report highlights a ‘marginal’ benefit

Car tax changes scrapped in major UK city after report highlights a 'marginal' benefit

Reading Council had looked into charging drivers for parking their vehicles at work to reduce the number of cars on the roads. The proposals would have also introduced a Clean Air Zone charging drivers of highly-polluting commercial vehicles for using the roads.

The scheme was bookmarked for 2026/27 but new analysis means the plans have been ditched.

A major sticking point came after analysis found almost 100 percent of vehicles would be below the threshold at the time of launch.

Under the original plans, Reading Council aimed to reduce concerns of ‘rat running’ in the town centre.

Statistics suggested one in three vehicles which used the roads in the town centre had no origin, destination or purpose in Reading.

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However, plans to rip up the scheme have been met with opposition by councillors who were pushing for a charge.

Liberal Democrat councillor Ricky Duveen said the twin has an “issue” with air quality that needed to be addressed.

He said: “We have an issue with air quality in the town and I don’t think we can simply delay matters for another five years and essentially ignore the problem.

“Maybe ignore is a strong word but we’re not paying enough attention to it.”

Transport boss Tony Page said the council are committed to a “whole range of measures to deal with climate concerns.

He confirmed dealing with air quality was a “top concern” for the council which would be addressed.

The next Clean Air Zone to be introduced will be in London where the Ultra Low Emissions Zone is set to be expanded from October.

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A Global Smart-City Competition Highlights China’s Rise in AI

A Global Smart-City Competition Highlights China’s Rise in AI
Chinese entrants swept all five categories, featuring technologies to improve civic life. But the advances could also be tools for surveillance.

Four years ago, organizers created the international AI City Challenge to spur the development of artificial intelligence for real-world scenarios like counting cars traveling through intersections or spotting accidents on freeways.

In the first years, teams representing American companies or universities took top spots in the competition. Last year, Chinese companies won three out of four competitions.

Last week, Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Baidu swept the AI City Challenge, beating competitors from nearly 40 nations. Chinese companies or universities took first and second place in all five categories. TikTok creator ByteDance took second place in a competition to identify car accidents or stalled vehicles from freeway videofeeds.

The results reflect years of investment by the Chinese government in smart cities. Hundreds of Chinese cities have pilot programs, and by some estimates, China has half of the world’s smart cities. The spread of edge computing, cameras, and sensors using 5G wireless connections is expected to accelerate use of smart-city and surveillance technology.

The tech displayed in these competitions can be useful to city planners, but it also can facilitate invasive surveillance. Counting the number of cars on the road helps civic engineers understand the resources required to support roads and bridges, but tracking a vehicle across multiple live camera feeds is a powerful form of surveillance. One of the competitions in the AI City Challenge asked participants to identify cars in videofeeds; for the first time this year, the descriptions were in ordinary language, such as “a blue Jeep goes straight down a winding road behind a red pickup truck.”

The competition comes at a time of increased tech nationalism and tension between the US and China, and growing concern over the powers of AI. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 2019 called China “a major driver of AI surveillance worldwide.” The group said China and the US were the two leading exporters of the technology. Last month, the Biden administration expanded a blacklist started by the Trump administration to nearly 60 Chinese companies barred from receiving investment from US financiers. Also in recent weeks, the US Senate passed the Competition and Innovation Act, providing billions in investment for chips, AI, and supply chain reliability. It also calls for investment in smart cities, including expanding a smart-city partnership with southeast Asian nations (excluding China).

China’s domination of the smart-city challenge may come with an asterisk. John Garofolo, a US government official involved in the competition, says he noticed fewer US teams this year. Organizers say they don’t track participants by country.

Stan Caldwell is executive director of Mobility21, a project at Carnegie Mellon University assisting smart-city development in Pittsburgh. Caldwell laments that China invests twice as much as the US in research and development as a share of GDP, which he calls key to staying competitive in areas of emerging technology.

He says AI researchers in the US can also compete for government grants like the National Science Foundation’s Civic Innovation Challenge or the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge. A report released last month found that a $ 50 million DOT grant to the city of Columbus, Ohio, never quite delivered on the promise of building the smart city of the future.

“We want the technologies to develop, because we want to improve safety and efficiency and sustainability. But selfishly, we also want this technology to develop here and improve our economy,” Caldwell says.

Spokespeople for Alibaba and Baidu declined to comment, but advances from smart-city challenges can help fuel commercial offerings for both companies. Alibaba’s City Brain tracks more than 1,000 traffic lights in the company’s hometown of Hangzhou, a city of 10 million people. A pilot program found that City Brain reduced congestion and helped clear the way for emergency responders.

Chinese companies have done well in other US-sponsored assessments of surveillance technology. Chinese firms including Alibaba-backed Megvii performed well on facial-recognition accuracy tests from the National Institute for Standards and Technology.

The US is also encouraging AI researchers to develop smart-city surveillance technology with ASAPS, a competition to make AI that helps emergency operators predict when they should dispatch an ambulance, fire engine, or police.

In that competition, teams analyze a combination of text, photo, and video data as well as mock Facebook and Twitter posts. There is also fake 911 call audio and synthetic gunshot-detection sensor data. In all, there are more than 60 emergency events in the data across eight hours of life in a simulated city, recorded with actors and actresses at a Department of Defense training facility in Indiana. Only teams associated with US businesses or universities may participate in the ASAPS challenge.

Garofolo, a senior adviser at NIST, has previously worked with the intelligence community and White House on projects analyzing multiple videofeeds. He led the effort to create the ASAPS data set, which he likened to producing a Hollywood movie. As part of the AI City Challenge workshop, Garofolo showed a snippet of video from the ASAPS data of people fleeing the scene of a shooting, pairing that footage with mock tweets.

Last year, he said the results of the competition showed the need to invest more in AI talent in the US. Emphasizing that he was speaking as an individual, he says the open sharing of knowledge is still important for the scientific community, along with the growth and development of expertise based in the US.


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Dr Chris highlights four coronaviruses that decide when Brits will need boosters

Dr Chris highlights four coronaviruses that decide when Brits will need boosters

During February to June 2021, 60 percent of people who caught coronavirus were not vaccinated against Covid.

In the same time period, only eight percent of fully vaccinated people caught the virus.

Dr Chris added that if the UK achieves its aim of having all adults vaccinated by the late summer, alongside booster jabs, “we’ll be in really good shape later this year”.

This will mean “we don’t see cases turning into causalties”.

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WhatsApp's new advert highlights why it's still better than Messenger

WhatsApp's new advert highlights why it's still better than Messenger

WhatsApp has launched a new campaign designed to highlight one of its best features – its default, always-on end-to-end encryption. The new global marketing push comes months after a widespread backlash against the chat app, triggered by its latest privacy policy, which many interrupted as a way for parent company Facebook to siphon more details on WhatsApp users to sell to advertisers across its platforms. 

WhatsApp had threatened users who didn’t sign-up to the new small-print with losing access to core features, including the ability to reply to incoming text messages and calls. Eventually, the Facebook-owned app warned users that accounts would be deleted. However, following a mass exodus of users (so many left at one time that rival encrypted chat app Signal crashed due to the unprecedented demand of new users setting up accounts) WhatsApp decided to water down its threats.

As it stands, those who refuse to agree to the latest terms and conditions will not have their account deleted, or lose core functionality anytime soon. Thankfully, the new privacy policy doesn’t quite grant access to Facebook as many had feared either. While it does allow some details of a conversation to be seen by Facebook, these are limited to conversations with business accounts, which are entirely optional. Many companies are now using WhatsApp to offer customer care support via text messages – as it is an application most customers are familiar with and already have installed on their devices.

Some details of these chats will be available to Facebook, although, this doesn’t apply to users in the UK or mainland Europe, thanks to legislation passed by the European Union pre-Brexit that limits this kind of inter-operability for firms like Facebook.

In an attempt to reassure users following the months of uncertainty and bitterness, WhatsApp says its new campaign is designed to reiterate its “commitment to privacy”.

That’s something that WhatsApp still has over many rivals – not least Facebook’s own Messenger service, which offers end-to-end encryption, but only when enabled for each conversation. If you forget to switch on the setting, dubbed Secret Conversations, any messages, stickers, or videos sent within the chat window could be intercepted by someone else on your Wi-Fi network. It also means the contents of the message are visible to Facebook.

The encrypted Secret Conversations mode doesn’t support group chats, voice or video calls, or GIFs, either.

By default, WhatsApp will encrypt everything sent within the app – blocking its own employees, your internet service provider, and any bad actors who manage to intercept your conversations from deciphering what is being sent. WhatsApp boss Will Cathcart has said the new campaign was created in part due to the recent privacy policy backlash, however, he also claimed the new marketing campaign was a chance for the company to make its case for using encryption everywhere.

In the first film, we see a couple on a double date sharing personal messages that help bring them closer together. In the second film, we see what happens when someone uses WhatsApp to privately land their dream job. These films are supported by a broad campaign online and out-of-home that show people that the messages they send to loved ones cannot be read by WhatsApp or its parent company, Facebook.

Over the course of the campaign, WhatsApp will highlight new privacy innovations like disappearing mode, which gives people choice over how long messages remain in their chats. Recently WhatsApp confirmed that it plans to expand the options for disappearing messages – which were first launched on WhatsApp last year – later this summer. These new privacy features are an important part of WhatsApp’s goal of making chats on WhatsApp feel as close to in-person conversations as possible.

The three-phase campaign will run in the UK and Germany from June 14, 2021. The campaign will run online, across radio and broadcast and digital outdoor.

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Wenger highlights Chelsea's “psychological problem” after Real Madrid draw

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Arsene Wenger believes Chelsea have been left with a huge dilemma as to how to approach their Champions League semi-final second leg with Real Madrid next week after they drew 1-1 in Spain on Tuesday.

A Christian Pulisic away goal gave the Blues the perfect start to the tie, but Karim Benzema’s equaliser ensured there is still all to play for in the return at Stamford Bridge on May 5.

It means that Chelsea only need a 0-0 draw to progress to their first Champions League final since 2012, and there may be a temptation from Thomas Tuchel to adopt a more defensive approach when they meet Los Blancos again.

Christian Pulisic's away goal gives Chelsea the slight advantage in the tie against Real Madrid
Christian Pulisic’s away goal gives Chelsea the slight advantage in the tie against Real Madrid

But speaking as a pundit on beIN Sports, Wenger stated his belief that they should go out and try to win the second leg.

“What is interesting in the Champions League is that you always have in the second game a psychological problem to sort out,” Wenger said.

“If you’re the manager of Chelsea now you go home tonight and you have to convince your players to adopt a strategy in the second game.

“So I say, will you try to get 0-0 or will you try to win the game? I would try to win the game. Because Madrid is in a different situation psychologically. They go to Chelsea and even if they score a goal it doesn’t change too much, they just play.

“You are always be in trouble when the way to behave is not clear. Because the lack of clarity gets the players in between two [mindsets].

“For Madrid they have one advantage – they are clear, they know what to do for the second leg.”

Thomas Tuchel has some big decisions to make ahead of the second leg
Thomas Tuchel has some big decisions to make ahead of the second leg

Chelsea are still fighting on three fronts this season, with the side facing a battle to finish in the top four and also with an FA Cup final with Leicester on the horizon.

And it will be intriguing to see to what extent Tuchel decides to rotate his squad in this weekend’s West London derby against Fulham ahead of that all-important second match against Madrid.