9 reasons why great e-commerce referral programs succeed

first_imgA well-run e-commerce referral marketing program will almost certainly deliver on its promises: low-cost customer acquisition, and the most efficient method to attract new customers.  At RewardStream we take time to educate our customers and prospects on the nuanced elements of a successful referral marketing program.   During the launch of a program, we help our customers understand some of the most basic and fundamental tenets of a good referral program.  The first six of these are:Usability – Making and receiving referrals should be easy.Value – The rewards should be meaningful.Equality – Both the advocate and the referee should be rewarded upon a successful referral.Immediacy – The rewards should be issued as close to the referral activity as possible.Simplicity – The rules of your referral program should be easy to understand. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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What is your professional legacy?

first_imgWhat does it take to be the BEST employee?Does it take hustle?Early mornings and late nights only to turn around and repeat the next day.Does it take speed?If you pump out the work faster, does that make you golden?Does it take loyalty?No way anyone will see you at the local competition.You bleed for your company.Does it take shady watercooler talk about so-n-so?Maybe if you say this, they will think that, and the focus will be on how great YOU are.Does it take abrasiveness and gusto?They better not challenge you because you have a playbook of reasons on why you do what you do.What does it take to be THE BEST?I honestly have no idea.In fact, I am inclined to say that the elite best employee is just a figment of our imagination.People always refer to success as the “ladder” of success.We are all climbing this fictional ladder.Fumbling over each step and each person we are stepping over…or on.I said it.Sometimes people step on one another to get up there.One shoe in the face and you can say you are at that “next level”.One push on that guy and you can be higher.One more..…and one more…Here is the things folks; there is no end to that ladder.It literally goes nowhere.How many times have we heard of people that get to where they want to be in their career only to find out that it isn’t what they expected nor wanted?Then they end up back on that proverbial ladder climbing….yet again.Where are you going?There is something to be said about being aware of where you are at and soaking up all that you can in an effort to gain more knowledge and grow.I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel good stepping on others to gain a place on this ladder.I don’t want to use someone else’s shoulders to gain momentum upward.I don’t want to look back at my professional career and see a literal melting pot of people that I wronged on the way up.None of these things fall under the category of successful.In fact, my guess is the higher you get on the ladder in being that way your scenic view is an empty gray sky and a distant cry of a vulture.I visualized that and it was quite dramatic.My point?Credit Unions operate on a people helping people philosophy.That counts for internal behaviors too.Success will never be defined by how high you get.It won’t be defined by how many steps on that ladder you conquer.It will, however, be defined by HOW you navigate your career goals.How you treat those around you while you are getting your personal hustle on.If you reach your hand out while you are hustling to help another who is struggling.Those are the things that will always define how successful you are.At the end of the day, it is about WHO you are and not necessarily about WHAT you are that matters.Every successful person wants to leave a legacy worth sharing.Personally, I want my professional journey to say that I hustled with heart and led with kindness.That sounds way more attractive than, yeah she left a footprint on my face.What does your career legacy say thus far? 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Nanci Wilson Nanci started her credit union journey due to lack of kindness.That fact is what led her to close her bank account and open up at a credit union.Ultimately … Web: https://www.universityfederalcu.org Detailslast_img read more

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Sseninde stars for African legends ahead of CAF awards in Egypt

first_imgFIFA General Secretary and general Delegate for Africa, Fatma Samoura and Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhy also watched the historical match ever played at the Giza. On Tuesday night the 2019 CAF Awards will take place at the Albatros Citadel, Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada where Senegal and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is tipped to win the African Player of the Year gong.******URNShare on: WhatsApp Sseninde in action for the African Legends team on Monday.Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Former Ugandan international Jean Sseninde featured for the African Legends side in a 5-a-side international Legends match against World Legends played on Monday at the renowned Pyramids of Giza. The World Legends team captained by former Brazilian captain and legend Cafu stopped the African Legends 4-3. Played on the eve of the 2019 CAF Awards to take place in Hurghada, the World Legends scored through Ahmed ‘Mido’ Hossam, Gomes, Veronica Boquete and Gaelle Enganamouit, while Flavio Amado and two-goal hero Diouf netted for the African Legends. It was the first time a football match was played at the iconic venue which has existed since 2560 BC and measures a height of 146.7 metres. The World Legends had Cafu (won World Cup as captain of Brazil), FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Julio Cesar, Juan Sebastian Veron, Portia Modise, Gaelle Enganamouit, Ahmed ‘Mido’ Hossam, Kalusaha Bwalya, Jacqueline Shipanga, Veronica Boquete and Elodie Thomis. CAF President Ahmad Ahmad skippered the African Legends team that had the likes of Pascal Zuberbuhler, Khalilou Fadiga, Daniel Amokachi, Nwankwo Kanu, Perpetua Nkwocha, Rabah Madjer, Flavio Amado, Ahmed Hassan, Clementine Toure, Diomansy Kamara, El Hdaji Diouf, Hidetoshi Nakata, Laura Georges, Weal Gomaa and Jean Sseninde. last_img read more

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Police release new evidence against delivery man accused of killing Boca Raton grandmother

first_imgPolice have released new evidence in the investigation of South Florida deliveryman accused of killing a Boca Raton grandmother last summer.21-year-old Jorge Dupre Lachazo is accused of killing Evelyn Udell, a 75-year-old woman, who police say, he beat and burned Udell inside her Boca Raton home on August 20, 2019.According to police, Lachazo worked as a deliveryman who was at Udell’s home installing a new dryer and washer.On Tuesday police released a video of Lachazo being interrogated by police after they arrested him. The video, which is more than two hours long, shows Lachazo ball up into the fetal position in a chair in the corner while speaking with investigators.During the police interrogation, Lachazo told detectives that he made a mistake and asked them to kill him.The discovery also includes photos gathered by investigators at the crime scene last August:PHOTOS: Evidence in the caseWhen police arrived to the scene, Udell was found on the ground against the washer in the laundry room. Police said they also found that the oven and stove burners were on, and a can of Acetone without the lid was on the kitchen counter. Udell’s purse and wallet were also found open.Lachazo is facing charges including first-degree murder with a weapon. Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty in the case. His next hearing is April 17.last_img read more

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Jay Z sells his portion of Brooklyn Nets

first_imgIn case you have not yet realized, there is no stopping Mr. Shawn Carter in his attempt to dominate every aspect of the entertainment industry. After much speculation that Jay Z would be forced to sell his 0.067 share of ownership in the Brooklyn Nets to pursue his Roc Nation Sports Agency, the music mogul decided Jason Kidd was the perfect person to sell his small stake to.A source shared with the New York Post,“Other owners want to give Jason a part ownership of the team, and urged Jay to sell his shares to him.”The deal comes months after Jay started his Roc Nation sports agency. By selling his share of ownership, Mr. Carter has successfully avoided the ‘conflict of interest’ talk he was bound to hear due to his personal and professional investments. Roc Nation has signed New York Yankee Robinson Cano, Oklahoma City Thunder’s very own Kevin Durant and WNBA newcomer Skylar Diggins.Kidd has signed on as the coach of the Brooklyn Nets for this forthcoming season. Unlike Jay Z, Kidd’s ownership will not be seen as a conflict of interest.What can we say? Jay knew about these new rules!for more visit:theurbandaily.comlast_img read more

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Clemson starts hot, holds off Pittsburgh 62-48

first_imgClemson’s Elijah Thomas (14) finishes off a dunk against Pittsburgh during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The shot clock running down, Clemson’s David Skara collected the ball and chucked it toward the basket. The ball smacked off the middle of the backboard and through the net for his team’s fourth 3-pointer of a dizzying opening six minutes against Pittsburgh.It was that kind of start for the Tigers. And an all-too familiar finish for the reeling Panthers.Clemson hit each of its first five 3-pointers on its way to building a 22-point halftime lead then clamped down late for a 62-48 victory on Wednesday night. The Tigers (17-11, 7-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) held Pitt to just 27 percent (12 of 44) shooting while beating the Panthers for the sixth straight time. Clemson’s Javan White, left, and Marcquise Reed, right, block a shot by Pittsburgh’s Xavier Johnson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Marcquise Reed led Clemson with 14 points, Elijah Thomas added 12 points and eight rebounds and the Tigers never lost control after needing less than two minutes to build a double-digit lead.“I thought our defense was really good all day,” Clemson coach Brad Brownell said. “We competed (and) guarded them about as well as we could guard.”Xavier Johnson led Pitt (12-16, 2-13) with 14 points but the freshman guard also committed eight of his team’s 13 turnovers. Terrell Brown scored 11 points for Pitt but the Panthers never led while dropping their 11th consecutive game. Not even a courtside appearance by three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald — a former Pitt football star now anchoring the middle of the defensive line for the Los Angeles Rams — could shake the Panthers out of a funk that stretches more than six weeks.“We’ve lost a little bit of confidence,” first-year Pitt head coach Jeff Capel said. “Losing will do that to you.”The Tigers are trying to work their way to the right side of the bubble in search for their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. A misstep against the Panthers would have cost them dearly. Instead, they produced a near carbon-copy of their easy 13-point win over Pitt a month ago.Clemson built a massive 28-point halftime cushion in the first meeting on Jan. 29 to cruise. Four weeks later, the Tigers again came out hot.Shelton Mitchell hit a 3-pointer on the Tigers’ first trip down the court. Reed added another on Clemson’s second possession. Skara’s off-balance heave boosted the advantage to 18-5. The 3-point streak ended with Aamir Simms missed a wide-open look from the corner, but he atoned by drilling one on Clemson’s next possession and the Tigers just kept on rolling.“They made so many shots early, we were dejected,” Capel said. “When the kid banked a 3 at the end of the shot clock, you could see our guys’ shoulders slump.”Pitt, giving away size at nearly every position, couldn’t get anything going. The Panthers kept trying to dump it inside to Brown — who at 6-foot-10 is the team’s lone post threat — but Brown couldn’t seem to do anything with it. He missed all three of his shots, including a layup before the first-half buzzer that rolled of the rim, symbolic of an opening 20 minutes in which the Panthers made just five baskets against eight turnovers, scored a season-low 16 points and trailed by more than 20.The Panthers, as they did in the first meeting with the Tigers, pushed back in the second half but it wasn’t nearly enough.Pitt drew within 10 points twice in the final eight minutes but got no closer.“We’re playing with a sense of urgency, trying to finish out the season strong,” Reed said. “We’ve got big games at home coming up. Just want to keep taking care of business.”BIG PICTUREClemson: The Tigers have done pretty well at beating the lesser teams in the ACC but probably could use another marquee name on its resume to go with an upset of No. 20 Virginia Tech earlier this month. Two opportunities remain in the regular season: on Saturday against No. 5 North Carolina and on March 9 against Syracuse.Pitt: The Panthers have taken steps forward in Capel’s first season, but the grind of the ACC has worn down his young and undersized roster.UP NEXTClemson: Will try to beat the Tar Heels at home for the second straight season on Saturday. The Tigers won 82-78 in last year’s meeting at Littlejohn Coliseum.Pitt: Visits No. 2 Virginia on Saturday.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25last_img read more

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In the dugout with L.A. Dodgers head manager Dave Roberts

first_imgDodger Manager Dave Roberts says faith and family helped him beat cancer. Photo by E. Mesiyah McGinnis.Los Angeles Sentinel: There have been a few transitions this year. Tell us what we can expect this year from the Dodgers.Dave Roberts: For me, for the Dodgers, the last couple years, we lost in the World Series so we were the second-best team in all of baseball. I think that if you look around the industry we’ve done a lot of good things. We are in a great city, great fans, we draw more fans than anyone in all of sports, and as far as an organization, we win. The goal is to bring a championship back to Los Angeles. We made a few tweaks with our roster. Every year you always try to tweak and get that right form. But as far as our culture, we have guys that are blue-collar, who love to play, love to compete, and as a fan when you come watch the Dodgers play, you can relate to them because it’s a group of guys that play hard and play the game and respect the game. I try to understand and let the players understand the vision of winning a championship. The hard part though is the day-to-day grind. And that’s where I am right now just trying to go out there every day and win a baseball game.LAS: Let’s talk about that grind. How do you approach everyday — like, let’s talk about today, game day — how do you wake up and get your day going?DR: Today was a special day for me actually, thank you for asking, I had a chance to go to the City of Hope. I am a cancer survivor myself. I went there and they had there 43rd annual Celebration of Life reunion for bone transplant survivors. So, I went there and spoke and got to see families and patients. There was close to 1,000 people there.LAS: Speaking of such positive energy, is it hard for you to keep your cool when you are having a bad day? How do you navigate that?DR: In baseball, it’s kind of an outlet. I have grown to understand from the coaches and players that mentored me when I was a player, that when we come to the ballpark, it’s our escape. If I do have a bad day, I don’t let that be known. It is hard though because I’m always trying to pour into the players and coaches and you don’t really get that reciprocation but that’s kind of the job you sign up for. I love coaching, I love teaching and I love relationships, and that is my fuel and that’s my passion.LAS: Does being a former player help you relate more?DR: That’s the first piece of advice. You got to remember how hard the game is. So, I think that is one thing that makes coaches and players’ managers understand that these guys are the best at what they do in whatever sport, football, basketball, or baseball, and the game is difficult. They are pros and to be sympathetic towards that and being able to communicate lends itself to being a players’ manager.LAS: Did you know as a player that you wanted to be a coach?DR: Absolutely not. It kind of just happened. It’s one of those things in life you just take what’s ahead of you and you try to dominate. So, when I went to UCLA, I adjusted. I was born in Okinawa, Japan.  My dad was raised in Houston, one of eight children, he was in the 5th Ward so he grew up the eldest, was on his own in the service at 18. This man was my rock. He loved me with tough love and he supported me. He served our country for 30 years.Being biracial with an African American father and a Japanese mother, as you’re growing up and moving around to different countries, different bases, different states, you’re always moving. They really empowered my sister and me to be ourselves. I’ve been fortunate that I have two backgrounds to make me who I am.LAS: Yes, you’re the first African American to coach the Dodgers, and the first Asian American to make it to the World Series. Do you think of that often?DR: In the forefront of my mind, I don’t. I’m more mired in my job each day and I’m very micro-focused on what I’m doing every day. So, when you say it in that context, it just blows me away. by Brandon Brooks, LA Sentinel Managing Editor In a sport that has historically marginalized Black players, African American baseball fans have taken great pride in the accomplishments of legendary ball-players like Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby and Willie Mays. When Dave Roberts was named manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2015, he understood that he too would carry a similar legacy.“It’s hard for me to put into words what it means to be named manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers,” Roberts told MLB.com in 2015. “This is truly the opportunity of a lifetime. The Dodgers are the ground-breaking franchise of Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Sandy Koufax, Maury Wills, Fernando Valenzuela and Hideo Nomo.”“I feel that I have now come full circle in my career and there is plenty of unfinished business left in L.A.,” said the former Dodger outfielder, who went on to be named 2018 National League Manager of the Year.As the first African American manager of the Dodgers, Roberts walks in the footsteps of many Black trailblazers in baseball at a time when the African American population in the MLB is at a low with about eight percent of African American players. According to USA Today Sports, there are 11 teams that don’t have more than a single African American player on their 25-man roster, including three teams that don’t have one. There are only three African American players on active rosters in the entire National League West.Roberts was born in Okinawa, Japan to an African American father, a U.S. Marine, who met his Japanese mother while stationed in Japan. Growing up in San Diego, CA, Roberts says he was fortunate to have a dual heritage. He always embraced both facets of his ethnicity and now he stands as a role model for both Asian American and African American baseball fans.Beyond the social responsibility that comes along with being a sports figure, comes the labor-intensive job itself. Roberts came on as manager to one of the top-five highest-paid franchises in the MLB. After losing in last year’s World Series, Roberts faced criticism from frustrated fans, including President Donald Trump, who took to his Twitter account to complain about Roberts’ decisions during Game 4 of the World Series.Still, Roberts’ leadership led the team to compete in two consecutive World Series and the team is well on their way to the third.“It’s something I really believe in because I think as a young coach or manager, it’s natural to chase results and understand that you’re being judged on results,” Roberts told ESPN. “But to really trust in the process, and getting people to do things the right way, and betting on the results in the back end, I think, is a more attainable goal.”Following some roster changes this season, the Dodgers are currently in first place and hold a 10 ½ game lead in the National League West.As a player, Roberts’ most defining moment came in 2004, known as “the most famous steal in Boston Red Sox history,” boosting the team into a comeback against the New York Yankees that won them their first World Series in 86 years. Now what defines Roberts’ career is his philosophy as a leader, his faith in God, the love for his family, and of course, his love for baseball.It was a sunny Los Angeles afternoon when Roberts sat down with the Sentinel. We met in his office — the L.A. Dodgers’ dugout — just hours before he led his team to beat the Washington Nationals 0-5. L.A. Sentinel Managing Editor Brandon Brooks (left) with L.A. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts. Photo by E. Mesiyah McGinnis.LAS: So, it’s a reminder. And it’s phenomenal. You are a trailblazer.DR: When you talk about trailblazers, there’s obviously no one bigger than Jackie Robinson for me. To walk in his shoes and to be mentioned like that as a trailblazer, everyday people say I’m making history. I don’t see it like that I’m just trying to do the best job I can. I feel very grateful to be wearing this uniform.LAS: In your words, what do you have to say about Jackie Robinson’s legacy?DR: It is a legacy. My kids joke with me because I use that word a lot. I just believe so strongly in that word, legacy.  It’s ongoing, it’s generational but it also takes people to follow what he implemented in his legacy go keep it going.I look at it as a responsibility. Then I look at Jackie and how tough he was and the stories I hear about him. He knew when to be tough, he knew when to turn the cheek and he knew when to submit, but in the right context, and it just takes a really strong man.LAS: We are seeing a decline in attendance and representation of African Americans in the MLB? What do you have to say about that and the ways we can change that?DR: It is true. If you look at the overarching numbers of African Americans in baseball, even since when I first got into the big leagues, its tumbled considerably. It’s unfortunate. I think that a lot of young African American kids in the inner-city are gravitating towards football and basketball. The role models in baseball are starting to be less and less. So, now, as an African American kid, to look at somebody and to relate to them and aspire to be them, those are harder to come by. So, as a sport, with our commissioner [Robert Manfred], I serve on the diversity committee and I am proud of that. We are trying to create opportunities for minorities and African Americans in baseball as athletes as players, in front office coaching and all these different scouts.The Dodger Dreamfields – we just built the Jackie Robinson field with Adrian Gonzales and Clayton Kershaw, the RBI foundation —we’ve done so many things like that.For me to be a vehicle, I look for opportunities to go into the city and speak to people of color and just know that there are other sports than football and basketball. But, I think for all of us, it’s about painting a picture that African-American kids are going to be productive in society and be successful and to find a passion.center_img L.A. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts. Photo by E. Mesiyah McGinnis Dave Roberts was born in Okinawa, Japan and is of African-American and Japanese descent. Photo by E. Mesiyah McGinnis.LAS: I know family and faith are important to you. Can you talk about your faith?DR: I think my faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation of who I am. Everyone has their thoughts, beliefs and faith, but for my household this is what we believe in. It makes it easier when you have something to hold on to. With life’s struggles and the unknown, that blind faith is tough for a lot of people.  People wonder how I can come in positive every day and don’t sweat the small stuff, through cancer and going through different adversities — that’s how. I’ve got a wife of 22 years and my daughter who is fantastic. We are a tight knit group and without those two things I don’t know where I’d be.LAS: Speaking of legacy, let’s talk about your son.DR: Yes! He’s going to be a baseball player at Loyola next year. He’s definitely different than me. He’s more subdued but he’s got a heart of gold and he’s a tough competitor. It’s fun to see my son make his own path and be his own individual.LAS: Can you talk about your battle with cancer? Any advice for people out there who are suffering?DR: I had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It was stage two, there are four stages so it wasn’t in my blood yet and it wasn’t below my diaphragm. So, that’s the good thing. It was fast moving but my oncologist, my radiologist and everyone was on top of it. Obviously, when you hear cancer, it’s a tough word. That “C word” gets people. People equate that to death, but it went back to my faith, my family and my doctors. My wife, my family, my friends, the fans were there supporting me. We didn’t waver and we knew it was happening for a reason. I never felt sorry for myself. My dad, my mom, my father-in-law came to know Christ because of it because of our stead-fastness.LAS: What is some advice you have for young players?DR: Don’t ever lose that confidence and out-work people. For me, I was a person that played with a lot of people that were a lot more talented than I was, but I just took pride in outworking them and being educated as far as understanding the game and playing the game hard and the right way.LAS: What would you like your legacy to be?DR: I respect the game and I respect people. I think that covers a lot of it. The fans pay big money to watch professional athletes play. How you perform, how you prepare, how you treat fans, how you treat ushers and stadium ops with respect – I think that’s important. As a manager of the Dodgers, I’m on TV and as one of the faces of the organization. To carry myself in the right way is important. I ask for respect and I think the way I treat people in uniform or outside of uniform draws them closer to me and the organization. So, I like to think I’ve done things the right way.Lauren Floyd contributed to this article.First Published June 13, 2019For the full interview go to lasentinel.net.last_img read more

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What Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told dismal Manchester United behind closed doors after West Ham…

first_imgAdvertisement ncqxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc4qWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E39xda( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) iolWould you ever consider trying this?😱beqq6Can your students do this? 🌚3ecRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly delivered a furious rant to his team telling them that they were letting the club down after United’s flop outing at the London stadium. Solskjaer was furious with his stars following their dismal 2-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham on Sunday. The United boss is well known for his will to defend his players in public, but now it looks like he is less sympathetic with them behind the closed doors.Advertisement British news outlet The Times report that Solskjaer was so angry with the loss that he simply let out his feelings straight after the game. The reports further claim that he made it very clear to his squad that in no doubt they had fallen below the standards expected at United. He also ordered them to raise their efforts and their game if the club is going to get anywhere close to challenging for trophies again, Times mention.Advertisement With West Ham strengthening their squad this summer, the Red Devils manager looks to be in pressure as United went down to the eighth position in the Premier League and the situation looks bleaker after the loss of Marcus Rashford through injury. And Solskjaer desperately hopes that Anthony Martial will recover from his thigh problem before their match against Arsenal on Monday or he has to arrive at the ground without a recognised  striker at his disposal.Meanwhile Jose Mourinho has claimed that the side have got worse since he left, last December. With club legend Roy Keane also weighed in and said it is scary how far the club have fallen in recent years.Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

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Conte not planning to sell David Luiz

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s Italian head coach Antonio Conte give a press conference at Chelsea’s Cobham training facility in Stoke D’Abernon, southwest of London, on October 17, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 3 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is not planning the January sale of defender David Luiz, as he focuses on Wednesday’s clash with Arsenal.The Brazilian centre-back has lost his place to Danish counterpart Andreas Christensen, who has already made 15 Premier League appearances this season compared to Luiz’s eight. A combination of injury and an alleged bust-up with Conte has seen Luiz linked with a transfer away from Stamford Bridge, including reports of interest from Arsenal, but won’t be going anywhere before a replacement arrives.“David improved a lot his physical condition in the last couple of days,” Conte said. “He worked with us and I think he could be in contention for the Norwich game.“I’m very happy to work with these players. I don’t see a problem. At the same time, I understand if some players are not playing regularly and want to leave.“My expectation is all the players we have in the squad will stay here and continue to work. Our squad is not big and for this reason it’s impossible to send on loan or sell one player if we don’t sign another player.”One player identified as a potential replacement for Luiz is Juventus stalwart Giorgio Chiellini, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season.“Giorgio is a fantastic player but I think he wants to finish his career at Juventus,” Conte added. “I think it’s right to finish his career in this way.“A lot of speculation is normal when the transfer window starts. It’s a difficult moment for every coach. In this period we must be very focused on our target and we need to find the right concentration for the transfer market.”The Blues face the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium with the possibility of moving up to second place in the standings, and also have a League Cup double-header against the same opposition coming up later in January.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Half-time: Chelsea 3 Villa 0

first_imgChelsea are on course for a resounding victory at Stamford Bridge.Fernando Torres’ third-minute opener and David Luiz’s free-kick put them firmly in command before Branislav Ivanovic headed in from close range.Torres found the top corner with a cracking 15-yard header from Cesar Azpilicueta’s right-wing cross – his seventh goal in six games.Chelsea then thought they should have been awarded a penalty when Nathan Baker grappled with Torres as the striker attempted to meet a cross from Ashley Cole.It mattered little, as by the 35th minute the Blues were 3-0 up.The free-kick from Luiz was a beauty which gave keeper Brad Guzan no chance, and Ivanovic netted from the rebound after Gary Cahill’s effort had been parried.Luiz is playing in midfield alongside Frank Lampard, who is making his 500th Premier League start.Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Luiz, Lampard, Moses, Mata, Hazard, Torres.Subs: Turnbull, Ramires, Oscar, Ferreira, Marin, Piazon, Ake.YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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