Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake wins Benitez praise

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

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."

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