Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez defended substituting Frank Lampard late on in their draw with Tottenham.

Benitez's decision to introduce Yossi Benayoun late on was an unpopular one among fans, particularly with Lampard unused on the bench.

The Spaniard defended the substitution.

"We were weak in the wide areas," Benitez said.

"We needed to be strong. I didn't see any other wingers on the bench. He was the only one I had."