Chelsea 3-1 Rubin Kazan: 6 Things We Learned

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Chelsea 3-1 Rubin Kazan: 6 Things We Learned
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Chelsea were in cruise control as they swept aside Rubin Kazan 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, although there were enough signs to ensure that the return leg in Russia could be a nervy one indeed.

A brace from a rejuvenated Fernando Torres and a stunning strike from Victor Moses cancelled out Natcho's penalty, after John Terry was harshly penalized for a handball in the penalty area.

Rafa Benitez opted to rotate the squad, with the club playing their third match in the space of six days. Yossi Benayoun was handed a rare start, while Ryan Bertrand and Moses were also given the opportunity to impress.

The Blues were on top for the majority of the game, but at times the Russians showed exactly what they can do, with Gokhan Karadeniz and Natcho both menaces throughout.

And with the return leg just one week away, there was much to take away from the game and reflect upon.

Was it just a one-off from Torres?

Is 3-1 a big enough margin?

Find out the answers right here, as we look at six things to take from the game at Stamford Bridge.

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