Europa League - Benitez already focused on Chelsea's next match

Rafael Benitez turned his attentions to Thursday's Europa League quarter-final with Rubin Kazan after holders Chelsea advanced to the FA Cup semi-finals at the expense of Manchester United.

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Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez (Reuters)

Chelsea face Manchester City in the FA Cup last four on April 14 after Demba Ba's spectacular volley earned a 1-0 quarter-final replay win at Stamford Bridge, which means United's wait to lift the trophy is extended to at least 10 years.

For Chelsea, Champions League qualification is imperative but a trophy is also desirable.

And Benitez, an unpopular appointment at Stamford Bridge due to his prior association with Liverpool, believes the Blues are well placed to finish the season on a high.

"My priority is the top four and trying to win the next game, in the Europa League," the Spaniard said.

"The race for the top four will be until the end of the season. We're in the top four with one game in hand so we're in a very good position.

"We're in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, quarter-finals of the Europa League. It's a great season at the moment. It could be even better."

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