But it hasn't stopped him throwing a gallon of fuel onto his old feud with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson
Chelsea must haul back a two-goal deficit before Benitez can begin to dream about the easiest Wembley assignment he will ever know.
But he still took time out to have a pop at his nemesis Ferguson, who he believes is still up to his old tricks when it comes to leaning on match officials.
"Maybe now a lot of people are seeing the same things. I will not talk too much about that because it's obvious.
"It's a question for the FA what they do about it," he said.
"What I said at that time (back in 2009) was what I thought and what I'm seeing now is similar.
"It depends on the FA. I don't know what they will do," added Benitez.