Kante and Hazard

Chelsea end their USA tour on a high, after beating AC Milan 3-1 at the U.S. Bank stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

The Blues final match of the International Champions Cup ended on a high in the breath taking one billion dollar U.S Bank stadium in front of 68,101 fans.

Antonio Conte’s team made it two wins out of three in the ICC before they head back to England ready to continue their preparations for the start of the Premier League season.

Brazilian Oscar – a reported £30 million target for AC Milan’s city rivals Inter this summer – smashed in one goal from the penalty spot and another with a late strike that might give manager Conte pause for thought.

Diego Costa made his first appearance of the tour after the recent speculation over his future, and ended up having to change his shirt after it was nearly ripped off his back by some questionable Milan defending.

Strike partner Bertrand Traore also had his new kit ripped – but likewise donned a new one in time to nod Chelsea into the lead when Victor Moses’ shot could only be parried by Milan shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The Italian side levelled six minutes before half time when Willian gave away an unnecessary free-kick just outside the area, and Giacomo Bonaventura curled a wonderful strike into the corner.

Conte gave new signing N’Golo Kante his debut in the second half as both sides opted to bring on a host of substitutes, and the breakthrough came in the 69th minute, when Eden Hazard crossed and Andrea Poli handled.

Oscar coolly stepped up to slot the spot-kick high into the right hand corner.

Three minutes from time the Brazilian bagged his second goal, as he was played in by winger Juan Cuadrado, and slotted a low drive under Donnarumma.

Up next for the blues is a long trip back to Europe to face Werder Breman on Sunday.

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