Chelsea ended their U.S preseason tour with a 3-1 win over AC Milan last night.
Oscar may be playing for his Chelsea future but the Brazilian midfielder showed his class by firing the Blues to victory in the final game of their tour of the United States. The 24-year-old came off the bench to score two late goals and send Conte’s men back across the Atlantic as winners.
Bertrand Traore put Chelsea ahead, but his effort was cancelled out before half-time by Giacomo Bonaventura’s fabulous free-kick.
Costa was angry with himself for not scoring when he rose to meet Willian’s free-kick at the far post only to head over.But Vincenzo Montella’s Milan were still carrying plenty of threat and M’baye Niang should have scored when Luiz Adriano pounced on Cesc Fabregas’ mistake to caress a first-time ball into the winger’s path.
Matic had time and space to find the overlapping Victor Moses and although his low shot was saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma, the lurking Traore stooped to head home the rebound.The goal lifted Chelsea and they would have surely scored again had Moses not failed with his attempt to pick out the rampaging Willian as the Blues broke at pace.
But Milan were level in the 38 minute when Bonaventura beat Courtois with a perfect free kick from 25 yards.Abate battered a low shot wide just after the break and, moments later, Niang fooled Traore with a beautiful bodyswerve only to drag his shot wide.
The sight of Hazard and £30million new-boy Kante lifted the crowd – and Chelsea.But it was Oscar’s introduction on the hour that was to be decisive.The Brazilian beat Donnarumma high and handsomely from the penalty spot 20 minutes from time after Hazard’s cross was handled by Andrea Poli.And he made the game safe in the 88 minute when he swept a deadly finish into the far corner from Juan Cuadrado’s clever pass.