Chelsea set to face Barca and Spurs to get Valencia, say CL draw calculations

first_imgCHELSEA are most likely to face Barcelona in the Champions League last 16, according to the calculations.The Blues ended their group stage campaign with a 2-1 win over Lille  and 11 points – but still managed to only finish second in Group G.4 The permutations for the Champions League last 16 draw4 Chelsea are most likely to face Barcelona in the Champions League last 16Credit: ReutersFrank Lampard’s side must now face a team who finished top of their group.And the calculations say Chelsea have a 23.28 per cent shot of landing the La Liga champions – the highest chance of any team to face any other team in the entire draw.The Stamford Bridge side cannot face Liverpool or Manchester City – who topped their groups – as rules forbid teams from the same nation being drawn together at this stage of the competition.Chelsea also can’t face Valencia, as they were in the same group together – giving them just five options in the last 16.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneAlong with Barcelona, they could face Juventus (21.67 per cent), Bayern Munich (18.9 per cent), Paris Saint-Germain (18.18 per cent) or Red Bull Leipzig (17.98 per cent) – ensuring they have a tricky route to the quarter-finals.Meanwhile, Tottenham are most likely to land Valencia in the upcoming draw with a 22.61 per cent shot.Barcelona (22 per cent), Juventus (20.72 per cent), RB Leipzig (17.34 per cent) and PSG (17.33 per cent) complete their list.Amongst the other English teams, Premier League-leaders Liverpool are most likely to face Atletico Madrid – a 22.4 per cent likelihood.4MORE CHELSEA STORIESLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipSAMU’LL DOChelsea turn attention to Villarreal’s Chukwueze as United edge closer to SanchoJESUS HEISTChelsea talks with Jesus Corona confirmed as agent reveals ace open to transferGossipLIAN HEARTWillian wanted by PSG on a free with Arsenal in hunt ahead of deal running outPicturedBUL OVEREx-Chelsea man Bulka wrecks £200k Lamborghini in horror crash in Poland lockdownThe rampant Reds could also draw Real Madrid (21.58 per cent) Borussia Dortmund (20.62 per cent), Atalanta (18.44 per cent) or Lyon (16.97 per cent).Meanwhile, Man City are most likely to face Atleti too, also with a 22.4 per cent shot.Their numbers are identical to Liverpool for Real, Dortmund and Lyon – but they’re an 18.44 per cent shot to come up against Napoli.4Neymar wanted by Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool as trio join transfer battle for wantaway PSG starlast_img read more

While Teslas Elon Musk May Not Be Punctual Big Auto Is Barely

first_imgFORMER TESLA STAFFER: CARMAKERS WEDDED TO OLD TECH ARE ‘HEADED FOR OBSOLESENCE’Elon Musk is consistently accused of being late. Sure, Tesla typically takes longer to launch its electric cars than Musk’s overzealous timelines. But no one can argue with his sense of urgency to expedite EVs to market. On the other hand, how are legacy automakers faring in their race to go electric?Check Out These Stories: Big Auto’s Tesla Killer Plans: Serious Investments or Vanity Projects? Above: A look at one of Tesla’s Superchargers (LinkedIn: Hamish McKenzie)Meanwhile, “Other automakers seem to be hoping that mild gestures and good publicity will get them through… The problem for traditional automakers is that they are too deeply wedded to an old technology headed for obsolescence — along with the way they’ve been doing business for decades.” As an example, McKenzie points to “BMW [which] has announced plans for 25 electric models by 2025, but its head of research and development has said he expects 85% of the company’s cars will still have internal combustion engines in 2030.”McKenzie sat down with Carsten Breitfeld who previously ran BMW’s i3 and i8 electric car programs. According to Breitfeld, “They’re doing too many cars right now with the old technology, earning a lot of money out of it, being very profitable.” The board directors at these companies are focused on three-to-five-year outcomes instead of the long term, says Breitfeld. “They’re concentrating very much on today’s and tomorrow’s businesses.” Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 18, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News *This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX (which also makes aftermarket Tesla accessories). Authored by Matt Pressman. The opinions expressed in these articles are not necessarily our own at InsideEVs. Source: Electric Vehicle Newscenter_img Above: A look at Tesla’s luxury sedan, the Model S (LinkedIn: Hamish McKenzie)At the end of the day, McKenzie explains, “The established automakers still have a chance of participating in an electric revolution, but those who assume they will be there by default are being overly optimistic. The car company of the future is not one that can produce the occasional good electric car among a suite of gasoline-burners. It must concentrate on developing cars that will dominate the next 20 years. The longer it waits, the greater the challenge becomes. Ask yourself who you’d rather be: Tesla or GM? Better yet, ask Nokia.”===Source: Marketwatch*Editor’s Note: EVANNEX, which also sells aftermarket gear for Teslas, has kindly allowed us to share some of its content with our readers, free of charge. Our thanks go out to EVANNEX. Check out the site here. Tesla Primed To Succeed Against Big Auto The Impending Big Auto/Oil Implosion Explained: Video Above: Author Hamish McKenzie and his new book, Insane Mode: How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked a Revolution to End the Age of Oil (Image: Marketwatch)According to a former Tesla staffer, Hamish McKenzie, and author of Insane Mode: How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked a Revolution to End the Age of Oil, “Other car companies, from General Motors to BMW aren’t showing the same sense of urgency — and that could be their downfall.” For instance, “GM has promised 20 electric models by 2023 and has said it believes ‘the future is all-electric,’ but it hasn’t set a date by which it will make the full transition.”McKenzie writes in Marketwatch that “trends from Tesla alone should be enough to scare the hell out of established automakers. In August, Tesla’s Model 3 comfortably outsold the perennially best-selling BMW 3-Series in U.S. according to sales estimates. That’s impressive for Tesla’s first foray into the premium mass-market segment, but it’s only just getting started. The cheapest version of the Model 3 is yet to come, and Tesla still has hundreds of thousands of back-orders to fill. Last quarter, Tesla made twice as many cars at it did in the previous quarter. And it’s now profitable.”last_img read more