Jose Mourinho didn’t get what he wanted, a win against his former club and a personal battle win against former cross town rival Carlo Ancelotti, instead Chelsea produced an efficient display in front of 81,224 fans at the the Rose Bowl Pasadena, California.
Goals from Didier Drogba in the 11th minute and a Frank Lampard penalty just after half-time gave Chelsea the victory over the Italian champions.
Chelsea were dominant throughout the opening half and Drogba opened the lead in the 11th minute, receiving a short pass from Lampard with his back to goal, turning and shooting unimpeded from 20 yards, the ball bouncing over Inter Milan keeper Vid Belec’s outstretched left hand and into the bottom corner of the goal.
Daniel Sturridge, who scored on his debut at Seattle, and Nicolas Anelka had replaced Drogba and Kalou and they quickly caused problems.
Deco, on for Florent Malouda, sent Sturridge clear in the box in the 48th minute and when his cross from the left was blocked by Ivan Cordoba’s hand, Lampard was given the chance to add to his goal scored against the Sounders, converting the penalty, right footed into the bottom corner.