Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 3:05 p.m. ET
Winner: Rubin Kazan
Key players: Eden Hazard, Salomon Rondon
Chelsea came through a tough examination by Steaua Bucharest...to land another horrific tie against Rubin Kazan.
The Russian outfit are playing well in the domestic league, have knocked out Atletico Madrid in Europe and rarely concede goals.
They're an incredibly defensive outfit who love to grind out games, while striker Rondon has the all-round capability to win it for them. Rubin are favoured to win here, but that's largely down to Chelsea's other commitments.
The Blues are in the middle of playing eight games in under 25 days, and with UEFA Champions League qualification the obvious priority, how much attention will Rafa Benitez pay this competition?
Is it worth the effort, the exertion and the air miles?