The Roman Army chase a Europa League semi final ticket to Russia after a 3-1 demolition of their hosts at the Stamford Bridge
Chelsea hope to continue their fine form in recent times at the Luzhniki Stadium where they battle Rubin Kazan in the Europa League second leg quarter final match. Though, the London side seems to have one leg in the semi finals of this tournament, the Russians will aim at causing an upset with an away goal likely to prove useful on home soil.
The first leg of this quarter final was a one-sided affair at the Stamford Bridge that Rafa Benitez's men should have been way out of sight, but Rubin held their nerves to curtail the Londoners' rampaging attack.
Kurban Berdyev’s men are favorites to make home advantage count as they are rated 6/4 (2.5) with Ladbrokes to silence their visitors but may kiss the competition goodbye as they are underdogs according to the same bookies to move to the next round at 9/2 (5.50).
On the other hand, Benitez’s side is backed at 7/4 (2.75) to repeat their winning feat in Moscow and seal a last four place at their very first attempt in the Europa League at a tempting 1/8 (1.12) with Ladbrokes. The same firm backs the match to end in a draw at 23/10 (3.30).
Fernando Torres, who was twice lucky in the first leg, is rated at 6/4 (2.5) to score at any time in a victory for the Blues as skipper of the side, John Terry who will be looking to celebrate his 100th appearance in European club football with a goal is on offer at 22/1 (23.00) to get the curtain raiser.
Venezuelan forward, Jose Salomon Rondon who is one of the leading sharp shooters in this competition is rated as a 11/2 (6.5) chance to add to his tally against the Londoners, while his team mate Vladimir Dyadyun is available at 4/1 (5.00) to score at anytime in a win for the home side.
The Russian League side who is sent packing defending champion Athletico Madrid in the round of 32 will be anticipating for another exit of the current Champions League holders Chelsea with the 3/1 (4.00) on offer from Ladbrokes to win and over 2.5 goals to be scored in match.
It worthy of mention that Chelsea is yet to lose a match against Russian opposition in their last five matches.