wales and some really across east wales and some really heavy bursts of rain in that as we continue to move north—east. not too bad across scotland, a few showers and the sunshine will appear later in the day across southern and western areas and so an improving picture for many. eventually the rain will clear away from these coast of england but don't be surprised that there could be a hang back and one or two showers in the night and the odd shower for northern and western scotland, but most places will be dry and in the clear skies nine or 10 degrees we will have misty and murkiness and murkiness and it will feel mild. as we head into wednesday we have the ridge of high pressure coming in and will kill the weather front so by thursday many places will be dry with sunshine in the middle part of the week is looking better for england and wales and we will have cloud to start the day for tomorrow morning and a little bit of mist and fog which should melt away. we might see the odd shower across eastern england and northern ireland due to the weak weather front but it's
mostly a better day for england, and top temperatures around 21 degrees and with light winds it should feel pleasant. as we had to thursday, we start with a mist and dense fog patches and they will tend to melt away and we can see quite a bit of sunshine and thursday might be the dry and sunny estate in the uk. fairweather cloud in the afternoon and signs of the new weather front arriving across the far country later in the day but the temperatures responding and we could see 20 or 23 degrees in the south. a reminder of our top story. the uk government has announced its plan for tackling coronavirus this winter, including boosterjabs from next week for anyone over the age of 50. that's all from us and we now join the new scenes where you are.
hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm jane dougall. they paid 97 million for him — can romelu lukaku be the x—factor chelsea need to help them keep hold of the champions league trophy? they kick off against zenit at stamford bridge tonight. a45 a 45 year addiction. peter shilton once gambling out of football. he has handed a petition into 10 downing street. and the british ax100m metre could be stripped of their olympic silver medals after cj ujah's second sample also tests positive for banned substances. hello and welcome to sportsday. welcome to the programme and to a packed night in the champions league,
with some huge clubs in action. the holders chelsea will begin the defence of their title in just under 90 minutes against zenit st petersburg. will the resigning of romelu lukaku help them keep that trophy? manchester united are also involved in the competition. they're underway already tonight with a certain new player who's pretty familiar with the trophy starting for them. well, for more on this evening's matches, austin halewood is with us. let's start with last season's champions, chelsea. what are the expectations for them? considering they have strengthened over the summer, the expectations for them and theirfans over the summer, the expectations for them and their fans are certainly going to be high. 0nly certainly going to be high. only three and a half months since they beat man city in portugal to lift the champions league trophy and now they go into the group stage as a defending champions for the first time since 2012, but nine years ago, things did not quite go to plan. they were knocked out in the group stage after defeat to juventus and
shakhtar donetsk. fast forward to this season and this chelsea side are on a roll. unbeaten in their five matches so far. joint top of the premier league with ten points. a difficult prospect for zenit st petersburg tonight, we make the journey to take on a side who their coach says are addicted to the winning feeling. the most important is not to look back, most important is not to look back, most important is to keep the feeling and keep the hunger because that feeling feeds, it creates a hunger for more and it is addictive. and in general, it is about winning because winning changes your feeling and your atmosphere within the building and your work it completely and it gives your work it completely and it gives you natural confidence. the? you natural confidence. they certainly have _ you natural confidence. they certainly have plenty - you natural confidence. they certainly have plenty of- you natural confidence. they certainly have plenty of confidence.
and as we've said, the frightening thing for the rest of europe is that chelsea have strengthened since last season with the arrival of romelu lukaku. it's an 8pm kick—off tonight, jane. and, of course, you can listen to it all on radio 5 live. chelsea might be the holders but thatis chelsea might be the holders but that is not the biggest match this evening? that is not the biggest match this evenin: ? , ., , that is not the biggest match this eveninu? _, , . ., ., evening? this one is. barcelona auainst evening? this one is. barcelona against bayern _ evening? this one is. barcelona against bayern munich. - yeah, no matter what the situation, this is always one of the biggest matches in european football. 11 european cups between the two sides. but tonight the match takes on extra significance. it's the first time barcelona will play a european match without lionel messi at the club for 17 years. now, there's no denying the spanish giants are a much weaker side than they were even 12 months ago. and to make matters even worse for barcelona fans, you might remember that the last time they faced bayern they were thrashed 8—2. that was in 2020 in the quarterfinals of the champions
league. i've been speaking to la liga tv presenter semra hunter. and i asked herjust how worried barca fans are ahead of tonight's game with that last defeat in the back of their minds. unfortunately it really is at the forefront — unfortunately it really is at the forefront of their minds, especially as it is _ forefront of their minds, especially as it is something that a lot of people — as it is something that a lot of people here in barcelona and spain are talking — people here in barcelona and spain are talking about because it was such_ are talking about because it was such a _ are talking about because it was such a massive drubbing, the biggest in their— such a massive drubbing, the biggest in their history, and to add insult to injury— in their history, and to add insult to injury they have a proven record when _ to injury they have a proven record when it_ to injury they have a proven record when it comes to playing against bayern _ when it comes to playing against bayern munich and an 11 times they faced _ bayern munich and an 11 times they faced each— bayern munich and an 11 times they faced each other they have lost seven _ faced each other they have lost seven times, barcelona. it really is not a _ seven times, barcelona. it really is not a great — seven times, barcelona. it really is not a great moment. we know that barcelona — not a great moment. we know that barcelona are going through a period of reconstruction but it is going to be a night — of reconstruction but it is going to be a night to try to defend and keep off those _ be a night to try to defend and keep off those goals from coming their way from — off those goals from coming their way from the likes of lewandowski. he is— way from the likes of lewandowski. he is capable of doing a lot of damage _ he is capable of doing a lot of damaue. ~ . , ~ damage. what is the feeling like in barcelona? —
damage. what is the feeling like in barcelona? do _ damage. what is the feeling like in barcelona? do the _ damage. what is the feeling like in barcelona? do the fans _ damage. what is the feeling like in barcelona? do the fans think - damage. what is the feeling like in barcelona? do the fans think theyl barcelona? do the fans think they can still compete for trophies this year without messi? i can still compete for trophies this year without messi?— year without messi? i think they feel that they — year without messi? i think they feel that they can _ year without messi? i think they feel that they can compete - year without messi? i think they feel that they can compete for l feel that they can compete for trophies to a degree. again, i think they feel it is more optimistic when it comes to domestic competition than on a european level. they have become underdogs in a sense in the way they have not been previously. but i think overall theyjust understand what is happening in the understand what is happening in the understand this is a period that theyjust need to get through. but i think they willjust theyjust need to get through. but i think they will just be theyjust need to get through. but i think they willjust be happy if barcelona can come together and play some nice football and get some of the young players coming through, as they have already, and be able to compete with bigger teams, notjust in spain but across europe. barcelona have never lost their opening home match of the champions league before — they've got a big job on their hands to keep that record intact tonightjane. that match and the chelsea kick off at eight o'clock. manchester united
already underway. plenty of drama already! already underway. plenty of drama alread ! ., �* ., , already underway. plenty of drama alread! ., �* ., , already underway. plenty of drama alread ! ., �* ., , ., already! you're always is. one of two kick-offs _ already! you're always is. one of two kick-offs tonight. _ united have travelled to face young boys of switzerland. and it's the return of cristiano ronaldo to european competition with united — now, of course, he made a brilliant return to the premier league at the weekend and it should be no surprise that he's already made his presence known. surprise that he's already he's scored the opener for united — of course he has — his third goal in four days. united laid1—0 at half—time they are down tojust united laid1—0 at half—time they are down to just ten men. wan—bissaka given a red card. winning tonight would be the perfect start for the side, they did not get out of the group last season. but with perhaps the competition's most effective weapon of all time — certainly its most decorated player now back in their ranks in cristiano ronaldo — they'll take some
stopping this season. thank you very much for updating us. now, we've heard emma raducanu crediting her parents with helping her win the us open the other day. well, everton's andros townsend says his mum gave him the confidence to make his superb strike in the 3—1 win over burnley last night. after setting up michael keane's equaliser, townsend then got on the scoresheet himself at goodison park — and what a goal it was. the 30—year—old winger joined on a free transfer from crystal palace in the summer and said he "rolled back the years" after his mother katerina sent him a video of his best goals to motivate him. she is always working hard on the mental side of the game, she's always sending me messages, see this person, that person, this person is good, watch this video, that video. she sent me a little compilation of all my goals. she put it on a memory stick, she sent it to me, watch this whenever you get it. so maybe subconsciously, maybe it worked, maybe i was watching it and i reminded myself i can score goals like that
and i was able to pull it out when we needed it. nice to give credit where it was true! —— giroud. it's fairly common to see gambling companies advertise during football matches or even to sponsor teams, but the former england goalkeeper peter shilton says his exposure to this type of advertising triggered a gambling addiction which he feels ruined his life. he was one of a group of people who handed a petition into downing street calling for an end to gambling sponsorship in sport. here 5 our reporter, alistair magowan. as england's most capped player, peter shilton has made many saves for his country but he now wants to help gambling addicts like himself. i downing street today he presented a petition with 12,000 names calling for an end to gambling advertising in football. he knows only too well of the damage it can do, even to his partner, having been an addict for
45 years. it partner, having been an addict for 45 ears. , ., , partner, having been an addict for 45 ears. , . , ., 45 years. it is really devastating. it is such 45 years. it is really devastating. it is such a _ 45 years. it is really devastating. it is such a learning _ 45 years. it is really devastating. it is such a learning journey - 45 years. it is really devastating. it is such a learning journey that| it is such a learning journey that he went on and we continue to go on. when you are the devastation. a new statistic has come out that over 650 predominant youngsters are committing suicide every year through gambling addiction and it is almost impossible for them to quit at the moment because particularly in sport and football, there is so much gambling advertising going on. the reason peter shilton and families who have lost loved ones are here is because the government faces a potentially crucial decision about gambling laws this autumn. it does need to change, it is ridiculous. we get more and more letters of people saying how much gambling keeps cropping up on tv and from gamblers who have quit and suddenly they get an advert or something like that. it needs to be regulated, it has not been regulated properly and i think this government needs to do something about it. the enalish needs to do something about it. the english football league champion ——
chairman says a ban could cost clubs £45 million each year and could sound smaller ones under. but the department for culture, media and sport says it is absolutely committed to protecting people at risk of gambling related harm. and it will ensure new laws are fit for the digital age, including marketing and advertising. charles and liz reggie are also competing for a change in the law. their sonjack committed suicide in 2017 following his addiction and they annoy help other brute families through a group called gambling with lives. jack is with us every _ called gambling with lives. jack is with us every time _ called gambling with lives. jack is with us every time we _ called gambling with lives. jack is with us every time we do - called gambling with lives. jack is with us every time we do anythingj with us every time we do anything like this. it is all aboutjack and our memories of him and we know he would want this change. jack was a fanatical football supporter, he loved it more than any other sport. and he would see the damage that football has done and is doing to his peers. mi football has done and is doing to his eers. . . football has done and is doing to his eers. �* . ., his peers. all concerned face an anxious wait _
his peers. all concerned face an anxious wait to _ his peers. all concerned face an anxious wait to see _ his peers. all concerned face an anxious wait to see what - his peers. all concerned face an anxious wait to see what the - anxious wait to see what the government decides. but with cross—party support, their hope is change will come before more lives are damaged. the betting and gaming council have issued a statement regarding their plans about betting advertising. we heard from charles ritchie, one of the co—founders of gambling with lives. joining us now is tom fleming from the organisation gambling with lives. we heard from peter shilton saying that he gambled millions are over 45 years but he felt he was not really an addict. how common is that? itrier? an addict. how common is that? very common. especially _ an addict. how common is that? - common. especially when it comes to gambling addiction and it is misunderstood. perhaps a kind of
image we have in our heads when we think of someone addicted to gambling is somebody hanging around the bookmakers or during the daytime. but are simply not true. gambling addiction does not discriminate. there are between 430,001.4 million addicts in the uk so it can affect absolutely anybody. that is quite a startling statistic of how many people are gambling. the nhs said that they predicted 400,000 people in england had an addiction to gambling but how much do you think lockdown might have increased that? ., , think lockdown might have increased that? ., , ., ., think lockdown might have increased that? ., ., ., that? there was a lot of tension around with _ that? there was a lot of tension around with people _ that? there was a lot of tension around with people feeling - that? there was a lot of tension around with people feeling sad l that? there was a lot of tension i around with people feeling sad and anxious and worried about money and even the live sports were suspended for the first part of last year, from march untiljune, but what we saw was the industry pushing more
addictive product, which are more profitable. things like casinos and online games which do not rely on sporting events taking place. lockdown would have had a fairly catastrophic effect on addiction numbers in this country.- catastrophic effect on addiction numbers in this country. there is often quite _ numbers in this country. there is often quite almost _ numbers in this country. there is often quite almost friendly - numbers in this country. there is often quite almost friendly face l numbers in this country. there is | often quite almost friendly face of gambling presented. especially regarding sport. how dangerous do you feel that is, especially when it comes to youngsters?— you feel that is, especially when it comes to youngsters? absolutely, and that is art comes to youngsters? absolutely, and that is part of — comes to youngsters? absolutely, and that is part of the _ comes to youngsters? absolutely, and that is part of the campaign _ comes to youngsters? absolutely, and that is part of the campaign that - that is part of the campaign that peter shilton was talking about. absolutely. that is part of that normalisation and the friendly face, that process comes from advertising and sponsorship in football. people are just surrounded by gambling going on and gambling plants and they grew up thinking it is normal and fun and it is a normal, safe industry when actually the reality is very different.—