Demba Ba is unable to play in the Europa League having already represented Newcastle United in this season's tournament, and while Benitez acknowledged it could, at some point, become a problem, for now at least, he is staying positive.
"It's a problem, but we'll try to keep Fernando fit, playing well and hopefully scoring goals," said the Blues boss. "If we have to manage in a different way because we don't have him for any reason, we will have to, but Victor Moses is coming back and he's an option to play as a striker.
"The perception is that Fernando hasn't scored goals, but he already has 15. He was scoring at the beginning of the season and then again when I just arrived.
"He hasn't scored for a couple of games but he was playing as a lone striker for a long time. I said when we signed Demba Ba it would be good for him because if you rest one of them they can be fit for the next game, but I think he will start scoring goals again."