John Terry, Frank Lampard and Fernando Torres return to the starting line-up and there is a start for Yossi Benayoun.
The Israeli is joined by Juan Mata and Victor Moses as the three players behind Torres. David Luiz, who plays his 50th European game, partners Terry in defence and Ryan Bertrand continues at left-back in place of injured Ashley Cole.
Rubin Kazan prefer Vladimir Dyadyun in attack to Venezuelan Jose Rondon and in a changed formation from their last Europa League outing, push defender Kuzmin into midfield. Former Chelsea reserve Gokhan Tore is on the bench.
Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:
1 Petr Cech
28 Cesar Azpilicueta
4 David Luiz
26 John Terry (c)
34 Ryan Bertrand
8 Frank Lampard
13 Victor Moses
10 Juan Mata
30 Yossi Benayoun
9 Fernando Torres
Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 2 Branislav Ivanovic, 19 Paulo Ferreira, 12 John Mikel Obi, 11 Oscar, 17 Eden Hazard, 21 Marko Marin.
Rubin Kazan are expected to line up in the following 4-4-1-1 formation:
Ryzhikov; Kaleshin, Cesar Navaz , Sharonov (c), Ansaldi; Kuzmin, Orbaiz, Natcho, Karadeniz; Eremenko; Dyadyun.
Substitutues: Arlauskis, Marcano, Ryazantsev, Kislyak, Kasaev, Tore, Rondón.
The referee is Gianluca Rocchi from Italy.
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