International Champions Cup United States
8/03/16 - Final
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
AC Milan
Chelsea FC
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By Matthew Judge

The Blues coach is hoping his charges put in an improved performance as a team when they lock horns with the Serie A side in the International Champions Cup.

Antonio Conte has called for Chelsea to put in an improved performance as a team when they face off against Milan in the International Champions Cup.

The Blues are looking to respond in good fashion after slipping to a 3-2 defeat against Real Madrid in their last outing in the tournament.

Conte has since called for his charges to work harder as a unit or risk suffering a repeat of the disastrous Premier League campaign which saw them finish 10th last season.

"My aim now is to become a team. Inside and outside of the pitch,” said Conte. "It is important to reach our target at the end of the season.

"I know with my experience as a player and a manger, that if you want to reach the target and fight for the title, you must be a team, on and off the pitch.

"We must become a family. This is the key to switch from last season. If we don't understand this, it is not good."

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Trying to thwart Chelsea in their tracks are a Milan side who have impressed under new boss Vincenzo Montella this summer.

The Rossoneri beat Bordeaux in their opening friendly affair before downing Bayern Munich in their maiden International Champions Cup clash in the United States.

Milan fell to a 2-0 loss at the hands of Liverpool in their last ICC match, however, but Montella is still pleased with how his side are shaping up for the new Serie A campaign.

He said: "Liverpool started training before us. It was their sixth match, while we only played two before this one. We must keep that in mind when analysing the result.

"I am very satisfied with what the boys are doing. If we want to reach a high level, we must keep working."

Diego Costa, who is set to remain at Chelsea after Atletico Madrid pulled out of signing the striker, could return to action against Milan in Minneapolis.

Branislav Ivanovic and Kurt Zouma are both still out injured for Chelsea, whereas Milan are likely to be without Andrea Bertolacci after the midfielder was taken off with thigh complaint against Liverpool.

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By David Manuca

Chelsea got the better of AC Milan in the International Champions Cup, courtesy of a second-half double from Oscar.

A second-half brace from Oscar saw Chelsea secure a 3-1 win over AC Milan in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.

Bertrand Traore opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 24th minute, but Milan struck back shortly before halftime through Giacomo Bonaventura in Minneapolis.

Oscar broke the deadlock for the Premier League outfit with a spot kick midway through the second period, after Andrea Poli handled Cesar Azpilicueta's cross in the box.

Brazil international Oscar then made sure of the result with a clinical finish late in the game, slotting the ball past Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Serie A side Milan almost opened the scoring inside two minutes but Thibaut Courtois came up big to deny Ignazio Abate.

Belgium international keeper Courtous then produced another stunning save to deny Mbaye Niang before Chelsea took the lead in the 25th minute.

Victor Moses' shot was saved by Donnarumma, but Traore was on hand to head home from close range to make it 1-0 at the U.S. Bank Stadium.

Milan managed to strike back through Bonaventura, with the 26-year-old's free kick too good for Courtois.

N'Golo Kante made his debut for Antonio Conte's side in the second half, while Eden Hazard also came on in place of Moses.

Hazard was immediately in the action, playing Willian through on goal, but the Brazilian was denied twice by Donnarumma.

Chelsea was presented with the chance to take the lead in the 69th minute when the ball struck Poli's hand in the area, with Oscar dispatching the spot kick into the corner of the goal.

The changes continued to ring in for both sides as the half wore on, before Oscar managed to seal the result with a tidy finish in the 87th minute.

Conte and Co. now face Werder Bremen in their final friendly before the Premier League season begins, while Milan faces Freiberg ahead of the new Serie A campaign.