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Antonio Conte Loses First Game As Rapid Vienna Beat Chelsea 2-0

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New head coach Antonio Conte was beaten in his first game in charge as Chelsea lost their opening pre-season friendly 2-0 against Rapid Vienna.
The Blues had completed the signing of N’Golo Kante earlier in the day, but the arrival failed to inspire anything other than a disappointing display from his new side, who were thoroughly outplayed by their hosts.
Joelinton netted early on and substitute Tomi sealed the win to give the Austrian side a perfect lift ahead of their league opener next week.
For Chelsea and Conte, there is plenty of work to do ahead of their next pre-season game against WAC RZ Pellets in four days.
Conte was without a host of his star players that were involved at Euro 2016, and gave the likes of Victor Moses, Papy Djilobodji and Ruben Loftus-Cheek the chance to impress in the first 45 minutes.
They were soon behind, however, thanks to a lovely team goal by Rapid Vienna – who were playing in their new stadium for the first time.

Brazilian striker Joelinton found the back of the net after eight minutes, playing a one-two before rounding Asmir Begovic and slotting home.
The goal did little to wake up Chelsea, despite the animated presence of Conte on the touchline, and it was the home side who had the better of the chances to double their lead.
Captain Maximilian Hofmann went closest after 36 minutes, but he could only poke wide from close range after being played into the box by Louis Schaub.
Chelsea brightened up after the break, as Conte threw on Oscar and Ola Aina in place of Loftus-Cheek and Baba Rahman, but they failed to create any real clear-cut chances until Diego Costa nodded over from Djilobodji’s ball in after 65 minutes.
In the end, though, it was Rapid Vienna who scored again as Branislav Ivanovic’s error allowed them in before Tomi poked home from close range after Begovic had palmed the ball into his path.

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11 Comments
  1. Lawal oladotun says

    Chai is this man up to the task to win trophy with chelsea? Hmm

    1. OLUWAFEMI MOJISOLA says

      i think so,well maybe and umm probably but who knows really cause anything might happen, we ain’t God so we don’t know

  2. Adeniyi Abubakar Deji says

    This things have been lost hope they get work well

  3. Adeniyi Muhammad Adebayo says

    Antonio is just a pity for them I pray she do things

  4. Samson sinda auta says

    Hard luck to the blues but still keep hope dudes.

    1. Mojeed Olopade says

      the team is lacking something

  5. Jonathan kefas says

    This is a blow to the face for him, losing his first match

    1. OLUWAFEMI MOJISOLA says

      yea, i swear , a blow and kick to the face seff, quite painful to lose your first match

  6. Olagunju Opeyemi says

    Lolz good start all the way, it’s friendly don’t take it too serious

  7. Yusuf Abdulhamid Dangogo says

    I just feel very sad for him though try harder

  8. Mojeed Olopade says

    that is a big bait for epl o

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