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    Jonathan Brady-PA Wire

    John Terry scores for Chelsea in last night's Europa League win over Steaua Bucharest

    Chelsea's packed fixture schedule, which features six matches in 16 days, will include a trip to Russia for the Europa League quarter-finals.
    The reigning European club champions, who beat Steaua Bucharest last night, were paired with Rubin Kazan when the draw for the last eight was made in Switzerland this morning.
    The Russian side's progress through the competition has included wins over holders Atletico Madrid and last night, more Spanish opposition in the form of Levante.

    English teams were kept apart in the draw.
    Tottenham's reward for overcoming Inter Milan was a meeting with Swiss outfit Basle, while Newcastle take on Portuguese giants Benfica following their triumph over Anzhi Makhachkala.
    Former Newcastle striker Patrick Kluivert, who carried out the draw for Uefa, said: "There are three great teams from England and for sure one of those can lift the trophy but there will be other teams eager to do so too so that can only be good for the competition."
    Full draw for the quarter-finals of the Europa League:
    • Chelsea v Rubin Kazan
    • Tottenham v Basle
    • Fenerbahce v Lazio
    • Benfica v Newcastle