Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez was pleased with Nathan Ake's performance in their Europa League clash at Rubin Kazan.

Chelsea's 3-2 loss to Rubin Kazan still saw them squeeze into the Europa League last four.

Benitez said: "If you see the number of games (Paulo ) Ferreira's played over the last three years, to come in and play on a synthetic pitch against fast players, he did a good job.

"Ake is a good player and also put in a great performance, so I want to praise both players."