Neutrals may be a bit confused whether this match is in London or Kazan today. It snowed earlier in the day and temperatures are near freezing. Yes, it's April.
So, the weather advantage goes to the mighty Tatars of Rubin Kazan. Hopefully, the home field advantage remains with Chelsea, although as usual, Benitez may be in for a ... frosty ... reception. YEAH!
Rubin Kazan starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Sergei Ryzhikov | Cristian Ansaldi, Roman Sharonov, Cesar Navas, Vitali Kaleshin | Pablo Orbaiz, Bibras Natkho | Oleg Kuzmin, Roman Eremenko, Gokdeniz Karadeniz | Vladimir Dyadyun
Substitutes from: Giedrius Arlauskis, Ivan Marcano, Syarhey Kislyak, Aleksandr Ryazantsev, Gokhan Tore, Alan Kasaev, Salomon Rondon
Again with the early lineups for Europa, wherein John Terry returns. I can't wait for this 4-2-3-1 craze to die down.