Chelsea to take on Rubin Kazan as English trio kept apart in UEFA Europa League draw

While Chelsea have drawn a 'difficult' Rubin Kazan, Tottenham play Basel. Newcastle United will travel to Benfica.

updated: March 15, 2013 19:13 IST
  • Total Shares

Nyon, Switzerland: English trio Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle all managed to avoid one another as the Europa League quarter-final draw was held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday.

Dethroned Champions League winners Chelsea host Russian club Rubin Kazan in their first leg on April 4 while Tottenham are at home the same night against Swiss outsiders Basel and Newcastle travel to former European champions Benfica.

Tottenham, who won the inaugural competition in 1972 when it was known as the UEFA Cup and added their last European trophy in the same tournament in 1984, will fancy their chances against Swiss champions Basel.

Show Full Article
  • Football
  • Benfica
  • Chelsea
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Newcastle United
  • Rubin Kazan