Rafael Benitez plays down Frank Lampard, David Luiz clash

Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez prior to kick-off against Southampton on March 30, 2013
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Rafael Benitez says that the half-time clash between Frank Lampard and David Luiz is "not a problem".

Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez has insisted that there are no bad feelings between Frank Lampard and David Luiz following their argument during yesterday's Europa League quarter-final second leg with Rubin Kazan.

The pair were seen arguing as the two teams left the pitch at the end of the first half in Moscow, but the Spanish coach said that such arguments can be a good thing for the team.

"It's always good to have players arguing about things that happen on the pitch so you can correct these things at half time," The Guardian quotes Benitez as saying.

"We were talking about that, adjusting positions, so it's fine. Not a problem."

The Blues advanced to the semi-finals of the competition despite suffering a 3-2 defeat.

Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates scoring against West Ham in the Premier League match on March 17, 2013
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