Television pundit Ian Wright had labelled Luiz a âcowardâ for the challenge, which came with Chelsea already four goals up.
Benitez said: âI see hundreds of tackles in the league that are more dangerous than that one. I wonât say it wasnât bad â it wasnât the best â but a factor was the size of the other player.
âDavid Luiz is a great player and we have to be pleased heâs playing in the Premier League. It was bad luck.â