Chelsea have an away goal to take back to Stamford Bridge but Carlo Ancelotti will be left ruing a host of chances to get more from the game in the San Siro.
The Blues went behind within three minutes as Diego Milito showed his predatory finishing prowess to put Inter Milan one up. Chelsea leveled early in the second half after good work from Branislav Ivanovic set up Salomon Kalou who’s deflected effort gets past Julio Cesar.
The west London side couldn’t keep out Inter for long though as Esteban Cambiasso connects well with a ball from a Wesley Sneijder to beat Petr Cech at the second time of asking. Chelsea couldn’t find a leveler but will feel they still have a great chance to progress when they take on the Italian champions at Stamford Bridge.
Inter Milan 1-0 Chelsea (Milito)
Inter Milan 1-1 Chelsea (Kalou)
Inter Milan 2-1 Chelsea (Cambiasso)