Bizarre own goal steals show as Inter Milan beat Chelsea

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Reports in the Italian media suggested that Candreva was closing in on a move to the English champions, but after his side's 2-1 victory over Chelsea in the International Champions Cup, Spalletti insisted that he would stay in Milan.

Central defender Antonio Rudiger, signed from AS Roma early in July, came on for his Chelsea debut with more than 30 minutes remaining, while attackers Jeremie Boga and Charly Musonda replaced Morata and Willian, respectively, in the 65th minute.

Conte will have to work on Chelsea's defending, as they were repeatedly caught out on the counter and the offside trap failed within 120 seconds, Thibaut Courtois performing a fine save on Antonio Candreva.

Antonio Conte's Chelsea side ended their pre-season tour of Asia with a 2 - 1 loss to Italian giants Inter Milan.

With time fast running out, Michy Batshuayi thought he had restored parity for Chelsea but his goal was disallowed for offside.




Inter's Geoffrey Kondogbia somehow found the top corner of his own goal from more than 40 yards to help the Premier League champions back into the game.

Next Sunday's Community Shield with Arsenal will be the next gauge of Chelsea's progress towards their best form and Conte will be eager to see an improvement at both ends of the field at Wembley, before the new league season gets underway.

Inter sub Joao Mario should have made it 3-0 from Perisic's unselfish pass, but his low effort was saved by the boot of Courtois. There are no negotiations ongoing and we can't sell any player in that position.

A deflected Willian effort narrowly cleared the crossbar after 27 minutes and, with Chelsea piling on the pressure, Padelli nearly controlled a back-pass into his own net.

Despite falling behind just prior to the interval, Chelsea returned for the second half knowing they were still in the fixture, particularly given the fact Morata had shown so much promise for his new team in attack.

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