Chelsea's unbeaten pre-season run may have come to an end against Rangers on Saturday but their assistant manager Steve Clarke sees no reason to be concerned.
Goals from Nacho Novo and Filip Sebo secured a 2-0 win for Walter Smith's side in front of a near-capacity crowd at Ibrox. Chelsea now travel to Denmark to face Brondby in their final friendly tomorrow before resuming competitive action when they play Manchester United in the Community Shield on Sunday.
"We have to think about the match on Tuesday," said Clarke. "We have to go away and assess this game, take what we need to take from it and hopefully win the match on Tuesday and go into the Community Shield in a positive frame of mind.
"There were pleasing aspects of the game against Rangers," Clarke added, "although the result was disappointing. As a club we don't like to lose any match but, at this stage of the season, there are other priorities.
"We don't select easy games for pre-season. If we want to win 3- 0, 4-0, 5-0, we can go to other places and find easy games. The matches we play are difficult matches. We played in Feyenoord on Wednesday night, it's a difficult place to go. Ibrox is a difficult place to play. …