While Chelsea's defensive errors will trouble Conte and Perisic's impressive display will leave Manchester United fans considering what role he could play at Old Trafford next season, this match will ultimately be remembered for Geoffrey Kondogbia's outrageous own goal.
Inter goalkeeper Daniele Padelli, who had no chance and held out his hands in astonishment, shrugged off the embarrassing mishap, saying afterwards it was merely "unlucky".
The fixture was an uphill battle for Chelsea from that point on, and it became increasingly hard to break down Spalletti's Nerazzurri, who appear to have formed a habit of being stubborn and stingier under their new boss.
Inter had taken a two-goal lead and looked comfortable after strikes by Steven Jovetic and Ivan Perisic.
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Alvaro Morata was handed his first start by Antonio Conte, while fellow new signing Antonio Rudiger started on the bench.
Conte said that Morata, captured in a deal reported to be worth up to 80 million euros ($94 million), was "working well" but conceded he needed to do better. Today he tried to do his best but for sure he has to improve'.
Inter dominated the early stages.
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With the game going a bit flat, the English champions grew into their own.
Chelsea once again started their game very slowly and were reliant on counter-attacks - something that is clearly not working.
Substitute Joao Mario could have made it three on the hour when Perisic unselfishly teed him up, but Courtois saved with his legs before Kondogbia's memorable impact.
It was a second defeat on the spin after losing 3-2 to Bayern Munich in Singapore.
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The crowd also chanted "Bye, bye, Betsy". "It is understandable to me that people's frustration is high", she said . Hodges referenced the chief's resignation earlier in the press briefing before it was shut down by demonstrators.