Chelsea are to face Rubin Kazan at home in the first leg on the 4th of April and then on the 11th of April in Russia. The semi-final draw will be held on the 12th of April. This causes a massive fixture pileup for Chelsea, and something Rafael Benitez does not want.
Our upcoming fixtures look like this.
Fatigue will be a problem and we have to expect some serious squad rotation with Chelsea not having a lot of depth in key areas. Things still look bright however and these are times to be optimistic of our chances.
Come on you blues !