The fiery Italian saw midfielder Cesc Fabregas sent off in the opening game of their US tour as they beat Liverpool 1-0 with a Gary Cahill goal in the International Champions Cup in Pasadena.

Conte also has characters like the controversial Diego Costa in his squad but he will not be telling any of his players to tone it down on the pitch.

Famed for his explosive antics on the touchline as a coach, Chelsea boss Conte said: “I like it if my team plays with great aggression and high intensity. I like to see that.

“We train to prepare for that because I want my team to have an identity. I want it so that if you see us, you recognize ‘Oh, Chelsea are playing.

“That is important for me, important for the club and the owner. Everywhere I have been I have worked at that. I always gave an identity to my teams.

“I am searching to transfer this to my players now, and I am pleased because I see a great attitude.

“I want to continue in this way because this is the only way to come back very soon to fight for the title. Not with words, but actions.” Fabregas admitted that he deserved to get sent off in Pasadena after his studs up challenge felled Liverpool debut boy Ragnar Klavan but accused referee Baldomero Toledo of losing control.

In a match of six bookings, Fabregas picked up a red for his 70th minute challenge on Estonian Klavan.

But after the game the Spanish international went into the Liverpool dressing room to apologise to Klavan and manager Jurgen Klopp and said: “The way the ref was giving yellow cards, probably yes it was fair.

“In the Premier League, probably you could get away with that. I got there late, he got a toe to the ball and then I was anxious to win the ball. It was a hard tackle, so I accept it and move on.

“I’m very sorry for my late challenge. There was no malicious intent and I am very glad that he is ok.

“We want to win every game. Everything becomes very competitive. But the ref was giving cards all over the place. Sometimes when you do that as a ref you lose feeling for what is happening, because if you give one that is 50-50 or 40-60 then you have to give the next one.

“It became a bit of a farce. He didn’t have the game under control. It was the only little negative to the night.”