Ramires omitted from Chelsea squad for Europa League clash
Ramires has been left out of Chelsea's squad to face Romanian outfit Steaua Bucharest in Thursday's Europa League clash.
The Seleção midfielder has been left off the plane along with Victor Moses and Demba Ba for Chelsea's trip to Romania but Oscar and David Luiz travelled.
The pair were rested with Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United at Old Trafford in mind.
Striker Demba Ba also misses the trip because he is cup-tied after playing for Newcastle in the competition.
"We will try to put a very competitive team on the pitch and try to do a good job,' said Rafael Benitez who was speaking at the pre-match press conference.
"After we will think about United but the main thing at the moment is to progress in this competition.
"We will try to respect every competition. We are here to play Europa League and we will try to win.
"After, we will concentrate on Old Trafford and then West Ham. We know all the competitions are important and we will try to finish in the top four and everybody will be happy.
"We know how difficult it is to play away in Europe. We know Steaua Bucharest is a good team with good players.
"Tactically it is a good team. It is a team capable of pressing high or waiting to play on the counter-attack. They have good pace and can play from the back. It is a team with a good balance.
Source: Daily Mail