Chelsea focus now on Europa League before Man Utd
The Blues kicked clear in third position with a 2-0 victory over Swansea City on Sunday but the emphasis will now be placed on the home second leg with Swiss champs FC Basel after last week's 2-1 away win despite a Champions League spot being up for grabs if they finish top four domestically.
"We said that it (the race for top four) could go on until the end of the season so we have to concentrate on every game," Benitez told Sky Sports.
"Today to get three points, to do well, to play nice football was also important.
"So we have to be ready now for Thursday and after Sunday obviously."