The Spaniard believes the 22-year-old should not face further punishment over his clash with a Swansea ballboy during the Blues' Capital One Cup semifinal exit
The midfielder was sent off during the second leg of the Blues' Capital One Cup semifinal exit at the hands of Swansea for his over-zealous attempts to take the ball from 17-year-old Charlie Morgan.
But, after the FA charged the Belgian with violent conduct earlier this week, his 52-year-old manager has reiterated that an automatic three-game ban is enough.
Speaking after Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Brentford in the FA Cup fourth round, Benitez said: "At the moment, we will accept that three games is enough. So we will see what happens. "For a player that was in a cup competition, with this intensity and in the way that things are going on, I think that a three-game ban is enough.
"I have a lot of images but I think that, for a professional, and for the club, we have already lost the player at the end of the game, we will lose the player at least for three games. I think it's enough."