MINI-ME? Antonio Conte has a touch of Jose Mourinho about him

If some Chelsea fans are still missing Jose Mourinho, they need not worry if this pre-season win over Liverpool is anything to go by.

The Blues came out on top of a fierce encounter in California, with Gary Cahill heading in the winner from a corner early on.

Far from a friendly atmosphere, this encounter gave Chelsea fans a glimpse of what life under new manager Antonio Conte will be like in 2016/17.

The Italian is known for being tremendously demanding and competitive, and he got his players fired up for this one.

Cesc Fabregas even saw red late on for a ridiculous challenge, perfectly illustrating the intensity Conte has already instilled into his squad.

Here are some picture highlights from the game:

PASADENA, CA - JULY 27: Felipe Coutinho of Liverpool powers through during the International Champions Cup match between Chelsea and Liverpool at the Rose Bowl on July 27, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool and Chelsea played in a packed Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California
PASADENA, CA - JULY 27: Sadio Mane of Liverpool competes with Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea during the International Champions Cup match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Rose Bowl on July 27, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Sadio Mane was among the new signings on show

PASADENA, CA - JULY 27: Ruben Loftus-Cheek #36 of Chelsea is pursued by Dejan Lovren #6 of Liverpool in the second half during the 2016 International Champions Cup at Rose Bowl on July 27, 2016 in Pasadena, California. Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek got a run-out for Chelsea
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill (4th L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during their International Champions Cup (ICC) football match against Liverpool at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California on July 27, 2016. Chelsea won 1-0. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Chelsea’s Gary Cahill opened the scoring from a corner

Chelsea v Liverpool teams

Chelsea: Begovic; Aina, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Willian (Pedro 67),Traore (Batshuayi 67), Loftus-Cheek (Chalobah 72), Moses (Cuadrado 67)

Liverpool: Karius, Randall (Markovic 63), Lovren (c) (Wisdom 63), Klavan, Moreno (Branagan 82), Stewart (Arnold-Alexander 82), Ejaria (Henderson 63), Grujic (Lallana h-t), Mane (Ojo 63), Coutinho (Wisdom 63), Firmino (Ings 63)

PASADENA, CA - JULY 27: Gary Cahill of Chelsea gets a yellow card for fouling Connor Randall of Liverpool during the International Champions Cup match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Rose Bowl on July 27, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The game was not always played in the best spirit
PASADENA, CA - JULY 27: Gary Cahill of Chelsea gets a yellow card during the International Champions Cup match between Chelsea and Liverpool at the Rose Bowl on July 27, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
There were six yellow cards and one red in total
PASADENA, CA - JULY 27: John Terry #26 of Chelsea acknowledges the fans at the conclusion of the game against Liverpool during the 2016 International Champions Cup at Rose Bowl on July 27, 2016 in Pasadena, California. Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
John Terry was certainly happy with the result
PASADENA, CA - JULY 27: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jordan Henderson of Liverpool shows his appreciation to the fans at the end of the International Champions Cup match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Rose Bowl on July 27, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Liverpool will now be looking to bounce back from this defeat