3 April, 2013 - 15:05

Europa League preview: Chelsea vs Rubin Kazan

Europa League preview: Chelsea vs Rubin Kazan

Claiming Europa League title remains the last chance for Chelsea to save their disappointing season, but the Russian outfit Rubin determined to deliver a fight against English giants.

Chelsea team news:

Rafa Benitez is expected to reshuffle the side which has eliminated Manchester United from the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Left-back Ashley Cole is set to miss the upcoming fixture as he has suffered a hamstring injury, which has ruled him out of action for up to three weeks. Ryan Bertrand is likely to fill his position.

Gary Cahill remains a major doubt due to knee injury, with John Terry replacing him in the starting XI at the heart of Chelsea defense alongside David Luiz.

Demba Ba is unavailable due to being cup-tied and Fernando Torres is poised to replace him up front.

Rubin Kazan team news:

Rubin Kazan manager has a fully fit squad at his disposal. Bribas Natkho could be preferred in attack, after his impressive display delivered while on an international duty with Israel.

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Author: Basil Naumov

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