Football - Cole and Cahill out

Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill are absent as Chelsea take on Rubin Kazan in the Europa League quarter-final first leg at Stamford Bridge.

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Left-back Cole faces at least two weeks out after picking up a hamstring injury in the Easter Monday FA Cup win over Manchester United, while his fellow England defender Cahill has a knee injury and both are likely to also miss next week's return leg in Russia.

Striker Demba Ba is ineligible for the Blues' third of six games in 16 days - a schedule which demands squad rotation - while Oriol Romeu (knee) is a long-term absentee.

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