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Chelsea 1-1 Inter Milan (5-Four on penalties): Cesar Azpilicueta scores decisive penalty

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Chelsea 1-1 Inter Milan (5-Four on penalties): Cesar Azpilicueta scores decisive penalty

Pedro featured in 31 of Chelsea’s 38 Premier League video games in 2017-18

Cesar Azpilicueta marked his first Chelsea look since getting back from the World Cup with the decisive penalty towards Inter Milan because the Blues ran out 5-Four winners after a 1-1 draw.

Pedro put Chelsea forward within the Worldwide Champions Cup tie in Good after Alvaro Morata had compelled a save.

Chelsea peppered Inter’s objective with 10 photographs within the opening half with out including to their lead.

Inter compelled a penalty shootout after Roberto Gagliardini equalised.

Spain defender Azpilicueta, who didn’t play a recreation in Russia, was one in all a variety of gamers making their first Chelsea look since getting back from the World Cup.

Willy Caballero (Argentina), Antonio Rudiger (Germany), Victor Moses (Nigeria) and Andreas Christensen (Denmark) additionally got here on towards Inter.

Nonetheless, France World Cup winners Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante have been absent, as have been Belgium duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois.

Different absentees included Gary Cahill and Willian.

Chelsea began with the identical facet that started the 1-Zero pleasant win over Perth Glory in Australia on Monday, with Cesc Fabregas named as captain.

Seventeen-year-olds Ethan Ampadu and Callum Hudson-Odoi once more obtained the nod from new boss Maurizio Sarri, together with 18-year-old Polish keeper Marcin Bulka, as new 38-year-old signing Robert Green watched from the bench.

Pedro (centre, proper) has scored two objectives in two pre-season video games for Chelsea

Extra frustration for Morata

Chelsea ought to have been out of sight by half-time earlier than fading after the break.

Even earlier than Pedro’s eighth-minute objective, Ross Barkley had compelled Samir Handanovic to avoid wasting together with his leg earlier than Alvaro Morata had a header dominated out for offside.

Morata discovered the online 11 instances within the Premier League final season however ended the marketing campaign with out a objective in his last six top-flight video games.

The 25-year-old Spain ahead did nicely to maintain the ball in play main as much as Pedro’s objective however was unable to take care of his promising begin to the match and was changed after 65 minutes.

Jorginho compelled a wonderful one-handed save from distance on his second look since becoming a member of from Napoli.

The Italy midfielder calmly scored Chelsea’s first penalty in the course of the shootout with Danny Drinkwater, Moses and Tammy Abraham additionally netting from the spot.

Caballero used his legs to maintain out Inter’s Milan Skriniar earlier than Azpilicueta’s successful kick.

Chelsea proceed their Worldwide Champions Cup marketing campaign towards Arsenal in Dublin on Wednesday (20:05 BST) earlier than subsequent Sunday’s Group Defend towards Manchester Metropolis at Wembley (15:00).

Sarri’s facet spherical off their pre-season preparations at Stamford Bridge towards Lyon on 7 August (20:05) – 4 days earlier than their opening Premier League recreation at Huddersfield on 11 August (15:00).

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