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Chelsea put in a solid performance in their clash against Serie A giants AC Milan in their pre-season match, as they look to make an impression under new boss Antonio Conte. The Blues had a horrific last season and were looking to get things sorted in the upcoming campaign, as they looked to win titles next term. With that said and done, the west London outfit made a positive start to the game in the United States, as they took the lead in the opening half.
Bertrand Traore was the goal scorer for the Premier League outfit with a good low header, as they opened the scoring, though an equaliser was scored by Bonaventura’s free-kick, which made it 1-1.
Oscar ended up scoring a brace to give the former Juventus manager a crucial win, as he looks to make things right at Stamford Bridge in the upcoming campaign.
A superb win over a top club in Europe and it would surely be a moral booster. Here are how the Chelsea players performed in this game.
Thibaut Courtois: 3/5
Helpless against Bonaventura’s fantastic free-kick, though he made some superb saves to keep Niang and Kucka out in the first 45 minutes.
Cesar Azpilicueta: 3/5
Played the entire 90 minutes and looked good pushing forward, as he helped create the Oscar goal that gave Chelsea the lead. Defended well too when Milan was putting pressure in the second half.
Gary Cahill: 3/5
Looked decent at the back, though he was not his confident self in possession at times. Could have done much better in the match, though helped his side win it eventually.
John Terry: 2.5/5
Dealt with confidence with the aeriel threat provided by the opposition players like Luiz Adriano and led his side as the skipper.
Ola Aina: 2.5/5
Played 59 minutes of the game and was quick at times, which helped the Blues score the opening goal. Looked solid at the back and positive when going forward, nearly scoring a goal himself in the game.
Nemanja Matic: 3/5
Did not seem too impressive in the game and was rather quiet, as he played alongside Fabregas. Nothing much to show on the tour so far.
Bertrand Traore: 3.5/5
Scored the first goal of the game with a smart finish and helped his side push forward right through the opening 45 minutes of the game.
Cesc Fabregas: 3/5
Played 59 minutes of the match. Looked good at times, though was just virtually anonymous on occasions, which made his performance rather average despite the win.
Victor Moses: 3/5
Though he barely played more than a half, he ran at the opposition defence causing a lot of problems. It was his shot that fell into the path of Traore, as Chelsea opened the scoring in the match.
Ran his heart out once again, with his crosses consistently troubling the opponents, as he put the ball in some dangerous areas more often than not.
Diego Costa: 3/5
Made his physical presence felt up front, as he kept troubling the opposition defence by holding the ball up well. Not at his very best, but looked good enough to make a strong impact.
Branislav Ivanovic: 2.5/5
Looked decent at the back, though nothing impressive. It seems that Aina will soon take over from the experienced Serbian international, who has lost his touch.
Nathaniel Chalobah: 2.5/5
Looked good on the ball, though he could not make any real sort of impact on the game.
Eden Hazard: 3.5/5
Looked really impressive in the game for the 39 minutes that he was on the pitch. His bursts of pace and quick feet were a threat to the Milan defence, who at times had no answer.
N’Golo Kante: 2.5/5
Came on along with Hazard for his first appearance for the Blues and played his part well.
A brace from the bench to show his worth to Conte in the match, as he finished off a good chance and took a confident spot kick to add to that.
Juan Cuadrado: 2.5/5
Though he just played 12 minutes, he looked full of energy and played the assist for the second Oscar goal.
Michy Batshuayi: 2.5/5
His hold up play was rather good, though he could not finish off any chances that came his way.
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