Date: 29th July 2017 at 2:41pm
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Chelsea slipped to a second consecutive tour defeat this afternoon against an Inter Milan side that looked sharper than us.

Chelsea got the game under way, kitted out in white, but it was Inter that started the better. Inside the opening minutes Antonio Candreva caught Marcos Alonso unawares and forced Thibaut Courtois into making a decent save.

Inter Milan were spraying the ball around with confidence troubling Chelsea and should have gone ahead when Roberto Gagliardini blasted wide when well placed.

Chelsea`s first chance came when Michy Batshuayi threaded the ball through to Willian but the Brazilian couldn`t get a shot away.

Gary Cahill gave Antonio Alonso cause for concern when he went down after a challenge but after treatment the captain was allowed to continue.

Pushing forward, David Luiz saw a header blocked before Willian spurned a chance by firing over the bar.

Despite the game being a friendly, there were some tough challenges going in and Alvaro Morata, making his first start for Chelsea, was on the receiving end of one or two.

Chelsea responded with Cesar Azpilicueta and Cesc Fabregas showing they too could be fierce in the tackle.

Just as it looked as if the first half would end without a goal Inter Milan were awarded a dubious penalty after Azpilicueta had been adjudged to have fouled Stevan Jovetic in the area. Despite Chelsea`s protestations to the contrary, the spot kick was given.

Jovetic took it and although Courtois did well to keep it out, the former Manchester City striker was on hand to score from the rebound.

Half-Time – Chelsea 0 Inter Milan 1

Inter go the second half underway and could have doubled their lead when Jovetic netted again from close range but the offside flag cut short any celebrations.

Fabregas provided Batshuayi with the perfect chance to grab an equaliser but the Belgian striker shot wide.

Minutes later Chelsea fell 2-0 behind when Ivan Perisic drilled home from a tight angle.

Conte introduced Antonio Rudiger for his first Chelsea appearance in an attempt to shore up a dodgy defence but Inter were still getting through with ease and Perisic, instead of shooting himself played a ball to Joao Mario who saw his shot blocked.

Chelsea got back into the game through the strangest own goal you`ll ever see. From some forty-yards out, Geoffrey Kondogbia attempted a back-pass that sailed over his keepers` head and nestled in the corner of the net.

Sensing they could snatch an unlikely draw, Chelsea attacked and when Batshuayi netted from inside the penalty area it looked as though that was the case, but the offside flag was wrongly put up and Inter were to get their win.

 
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