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Chelsea travel to Moscow for Rubin clash

Chelsea's Europa League quarter-final tie against Rubin Kazan will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, UEFA has ruled. And this despite the Russian club insisting their home pitch will be suitable for the meeting on Thursday, April 11.

A statement on Chelsea's website said: "Following a pitch inspection in Kazan, UEFA are of the opinion the pitch and climate conditions at the Tsentrainiy Stadium, Rubin Kazan's home ground, cannot guarantee the best possible conditions."

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