asmirvsfiorentina2Chelsea’s pre-season campaign ended on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge where the Blues lost 1-0 to Fiorentina. The scoreline was harsh on the Blues, who dominated possession and carved out some decent opportunities, but Gonzalo Rodriguez’s close-range finish after 34 minutes proved decisive, chelseafc.com reports.

Asmir Begovic was selected in goal and made his Stamford Bridge debut. Prior to kick-off, the whole squad were introduced to the crowd individually before posing for a squad photograph in the centre of the pitch.

Begovic, who played his first 90 minutes for the club, quickly endeared himself to the Stamford Bridge faithful inside the opening couple of minutes, producing a fine stop low down to his right as the visitors threatened. Asmir pulled out some good saves, but he could not do anything to prevent Rodriguez tap in deflected ball eleven minutes before the break.

Premier league starts this Saturday when the champions host Swansea City.

Here’s what Asmir told to Chelsea TV after the final whistle: