Glenn Hoddle column: First impressions of Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea, Arsenal’s top-four hopes and more

From his early impressions of Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea to whether David Moyes deserves more credit for the job he is doing at West Ham, here Standard Sport’s new columnist Glenn Hoddle answers your questions and picks out the player he will be watching closing this week.


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Everything you need to know about the hay fever injection
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Daily Covid cases pass 11,000 for first time since February
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Judge approves $15m settlement in case of incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth
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Janet Malcolm, provocative author-journalist, dies at 86
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Treasury ‘Suppressed’ Access To Furlough Payments For Workers With Covid
Keir Starmer has hit out at claims that the government suppressed furlough funding for sick workers self-isolating at the height of the Covid pandemic.The Labour leader waded into the row after it emerged that senior civil servants had complained that the Treasury was worried about publicising a relatively unknown provision in the furlough rules that allows temporary payments for staff forced to quarantine.Politico.eu website said it had seen emails, dated from January and February this year, showing that officials had complained about the failure to make employers and staff aware of the guidance.“Furlough can be used to cover self-isolation, but [the Treasury] are reluctant to say this explicitly in guidance because it could lead to employees being furloughed who do not need to be,” one email read. “This is a live issue being worked through.”Both Downing Street and the Treasury insisted that the guidance was clear on the government’s own website that the furlough scheme had never been intended to be used as a substitute for statutory sick pay.But Labour said the revelations were “shameful and reckless”, with Starmer adding he was “really concerned” about any suggestion of restricting cash help for home quarantine.“One of the big issues for the 14 months or so we have been in the pandemic has been whether people feel that they can afford to self-isolate,” he told reporters during a visit to Airbus in Bristol.“Self-isolation is a huge tool in the armoury when it comes to defeating the pandemic, but too many people felt that they couldn’t afford to self-isolate.“We have been saying this for a year or more, so the idea now that this has been suppressed I think is so wrong in terms of how we fight this pandemic.”Shadow Treasury minister Bridget Phillipson added: “It is shameful and reckless that the Chancellor ignored professional advice and put countless people and workplaces at unnecessary risk when he had the opportunity to help.”The government guidance for firms makes clear that short-term illness or isolation “should not be a consideration when deciding if you should furlough an employee”.But it adds: “If, however, employers want to furlough employees for business reasons and they are currently off sick, they are eligible to do so, as with other employees. In these cases, the employee should no longer receive sick pay and would be classified as a furloughed employee.”Government sources said that the reason for the rules was that HM Revenue & Customs would have no mechanism or way of identifying those being furloughed for short term sickness, and it could open the whole scheme to fraud risk.The prime minister’s official spokesperson said: “The guidance on Gov.uk sets out that the furlough scheme is not intended for short-term absences from work due to sickness and self-isolation should not be a consideration when a business is deciding if a business should furlough an employee.”A Treasury spokesperson added: “It has always been clear that the purpose of the furlough scheme is to support jobs – we’ve been upfront about that from the start.“We have a specific support package in place for those self-isolating due to coronavirus, including £500 one off payments for those on low incomes.“If an employer wants to furlough an employee for business reasons and they are currently off sick then they are eligible to do so as with other employees. This has been set out in guidance since April last year.”Separately, Downing Street tried to play down reports that ministers would legislate to allow a legal right to work from home because of the pandemic.“We’ve asked people to work from home where they can during the pandemic but there are no plans to make this permanent or introduce a legal right to work from home,” the PM’s spokesperson said.“There’s no plans to make working from home permanent or introduce a legal right to work from home.”But he added the government was committed in its manifesto to a possible default right to flexible working. “What we’re consulting on is making flexible working a default option, unless employers have good reasons not to.”He defined flexible working as “a range of working arrangements around time, place and hours of work including part-time working, flexi-time or compressed hours” but not necessarily working from home.
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Supreme Court rules in favor of Catholic foster agency that won’t serve same-sex couples
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Police: 4 slain in Chicago mass killing all shot in head
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Three Tory aristocrats get Parliament seats for life in election where 36 voted
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Austin: Al-Qaida could regroup in Afghanistan in 2 years
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Compulsory care-home staff jabs may sound sensible but would create a catastrophe | Polly Toynbee
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I don’t know how I feel about Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday
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Tottenham in talks with Gennaro Gattuso over becoming new manager
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easyJet to expand routes from Manchester Airport
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Coronavirus ‘at crisis point’ in Afghanistan as cases up 2,400% in a month
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Met Office launched ‘extreme heat’ warnings after record heatwave deaths in 2020
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Green activists criticise easyJet for launching 12 new UK routes
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Giant 1,098-carat diamond 'the size of a fist' is 'third biggest ever found'
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All women of childbearing age shouldn’t drink alcohol, says WHO
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House votes to repeal war powers granted for invasion of Iraq
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Bank of England hits 2030 climate target early as pandemic affects air travel
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Bank of England hits 2030 climate target early as pandemic affects air travel
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Christian Eriksen: Denmark and Belgium applaud midfielder after 10th minute of Euro 2020 game
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Ex-Test And Trace Chief Dido Harding Has Applied To Run The NHS
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Andy Murray’s Queen’s Club comeback halted by defeat to Matteo Berrettini
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Play halted for Eriksen tribute during Denmark-Belgium game
Denmark and Belgium players have halted their European Championship match for a stadium-wide minute’s applause for Christian Eriksen
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