Benitez revealed he had yet to decide on his starting line-up, particularly whether to hand Frank Lampard a first start since his recovery from a calf problem.
"The good thing about this team, this squad, is I can choose any player and I'm sure that they will perform," Benitez said. "Frank is one of these players. He's a good player, a very good player.
"Still, I don't have the team in my head.
"After talking with my staff, we will decide."
He added: "We are thinking about this option not just for this game.
"Could be tomorrow, could be for the future."