Inter Milan turn in assured display to hand Chelsea another pre-season reversal Inter Milan continued their revival under new coach Luciano Spalletti with an assured display in a 2-1 victory over English champions Chelsea to win the International Champions Cup Singapore tournament yesterday.
The game then turned Chelsea's way with just over 15 minutes remaining as Kondogbia's pass back to his own goal flew over Daniele Padelli's head and into the top left corner.
It may count for lottle but manager Antonio Conte will have to make amends soon.
The Croatian winger played a central role and scored the Serie A side's second goal in the 53rd minute, latching on to a pass from Jovetic before applying a smart finish.
Both sides started on the front foot, probing for openings in early exchanges, and Inter forged the first chance in the second minute when Antonio Candreva beat the offside trap but was denied by a fantastic stop from keeper Thibaut Courtois. Frustratingly, his best moves were clever turns near the halfway line and clipped passes across the pitch to spread the play, rather than the risky moments in the penalty box he is renowned for.
While the Italian will have no qualms with his team's attitude - the Blues battled hard against Inter, just as they did against Bayern - and can point to a late incorrect offside call costing his side a draw on Saturday, his backline have looked uncharacteristically out of shape in their past two outings.
Chelsea's next game is the Community Shield against London rivals Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, August 6.
Perisic has also been the subject of strong transfer speculation, with Manchester United reportedly at the front of the queue for the Croatia global. Two years ago the team ended the league in 10th place and we want to try to avoid this.
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