TEAM NEWS: Benayoun starts for Chelsea's Europa League tie against Rubin

The 32-year-old has featured more regularly for the Blues since returning from a loan spell at West Ham as Rafael Benitez continues to rotate in light of a busy fixture schedule
Yossi Benayoun returns to the Chelsea starting line-up for the Blues' Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash against Rubin Kazan.

The 32-year-old last played from the off in the 1-0 last-16 first-leg loss to Steaua Bucharest and featured in every game for the team thereafter until remaining on the bench in the 1-0 win over Manchester United on Monday.

Elsewhere, Ryan Bertrand continues to deputise for Ashley Cole as one of five other changes as Chelsea continue their run of eight games in 22 days.

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

Rubin Kazan: Ryzhikov; Kaleshin, Cesar Navas, Sharonov, Ansaldi; Kuzmin, Orbaiz, Natcho, Gokdeniz; Eremenko; Dyadyun
Subs: Arlauskis, Ryazantsev, Kasaev, Kislyak, Marcano, Gokhan Tore, Rondon