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."
Asked if defender David Luiz might keep his place in midfield after starting there for the first time in a Chelsea shirt, Benitez joked: "Why not?"
He added: "We are thinking about this option not just for this game.
"Could be tomorrow, could be for the future."