Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez says Branislav Ivanovic is available for tonight's Europa League semifinal clash with Basle.

Benitez revealed that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's bite victim Ivanovic is perfectly fit to face Basle, but the Serb is not expected to start.

"He's fine," Benitez said when asked about Ivanovic's fitness.

"The fatigue when you play so many games and travel is a key factor but we try to manage the squad. You can see we still have fresh legs in some players and if we don't we have to rotate and change players."