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LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Fernando Torres returns to starting lineup for Chelsea in tonight’s UEFA Europa League quarterfinal with Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge.

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Torres comes in to replace for Demba Ba, who is ineligible, with Frank Lampard and Ramires also starting as well.

Injured left-back Ashley Cole is out with the hamstring problem he picked up in the Easter Monday FA Cup 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Centerback Gary Cahill has a knee injury, so Cesar Azpilicueta, John Terry, David Luiz and Ryan Bertrand start at the back. Oscar and Eden Hazard start on the bench.

Meanwhile, Rubin Kazan are without striker Alexander Ryazantsev and midfielder Yann M’Vila, while midfielder Alan Kasaev, who missed the weekend’s win over Lokomotiv Moscow starts on the bench.

Chelsea v Rubin Kazan

Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry, Luiz, Bertrand, Ramires, Lampard, Moses, Benayoun, Mata, Torres
Subs: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Oscar, Mikel, Hazard, Ferreira, Marin

Rubin Kazan: Ryzhikov, Cesar Navas, Kuzmin, Kaleshin, Ansaldi, Sharonov, Orbaiz, Roman Eremenko, Karadeniz, Natcho, Dyadyun
Subs: Arlauskis, Ryazantsev, Kasaev, Kisliak, Marcano, Tore, Rondon

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)


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