The Bees pushed Chelsea all the way to draw 2-2.
"Brentford did well, we knew they would play with a high tempo and try to press. Our scouts did a good job because we knew everything they could do, but they did it well, so credit to them.
"As a team they showed great character. You could see the manager on the touchline telling them what they needed to do and they did it," said Benitez.