Rubin Kazan v Chelsea Football Match – 11.04.2013 – UEFA Europa League Match Preview, Prediction, Squad Info
Rubin Kazan v Chelsea Football Match will be played on 11.04.2013 in Olimpiyskiy stadion Luzhniki (Moskva) for a second leg UEFA Europa League match.
First Leg Result: Chelsea 3-1 Rubin Kazan
Rubin Kazan has been good in the Europa League this season, despite only losing to Atletico Madrid and Chelsea. They will be playing at home in the second leg and will be hoping to overcome the 3-1 deficit. It will be a tough task for them as they are playing against a strong Chelsea side.
Rubin Kazan key players are: B. Natcho, V. Dyadyun and S. Rondón.
These are the players to watch out for in this match.
Chelsea are currently without Cole and Bertrand for this match and they have not much players that can play in the LB position. Nathan Ake could be the player to replace them. Chelsea will be most likely starting a weaker team against Rubin Kazan, a different team that beat them 3-1 in the first leg, as they will be looking to rest players for the Premier League match on Sunday. Their priority now will be the top 4 finish of the Premier League. In their last 5 matches of the Europa League, they have 3 wins, 1 draw and lost once. They will be hoping to win this match and go through to the next stages of the competition.
Chelsea’s key players are: Eden Hazard, Torres and Juan Mata. I am sure either Mata or Hazard will start, but I am not sure whether both players will start for this match. Torres will be looking to continue his goal scoring form lately. He has 19 goals in all competitions so far.
I predict Chelsea will win this match, even though they will start a weaker team. It will be quite tough for them, as the players have been playing a lot of games recently with only a few days rest.
The match will begin on April 11, 2013 5:00 PM BST
Match Prediction: Chelsea Win, Correct Score 1-2