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Christian Benteke | Forward

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 183

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Christian Beneteke kept up his sizzling form with a pair of goals to help stave off Everton in an entertaining 3-2 win for Aston Villa.
He won't have enough time to win the Golden Boot but Benteke is in Beast Mode these days, making it look easy at times. Surely, he will want to see Tim Sherwood continue to manage the club next season considering the results. Villa went up in the 10th minute when he leaped high into the air to head home a Fabian Delph cross. He got his brace just before the half, heading again from a Jack Grealish corner, somehow unmarked. Villa would need it's third goal from Tom Cleverly as Everton would score two second half goals to make a game of it. Benteke has achieved "fixture-proof" status at this point. May 2 - 12:00 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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In-form Christian Benteke scored the only goal as Aston Villa beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Benteke headed in Leandro Bacuna's cross as Villa boss Tim Sherwood got the better of his former club. Villa deserved their victory and almost had a second when Gabby Agbonlahor hit the post from Benteke's flick-on. They had to see the match out with 10 men after Carlos Sanchez was sent off for a second booking late on, but Spurs offered very little in attack. Villa move to move six points above the relegation zone while Spurs drop down to 7th.
Apr 12 - 8:40 AM

Christian Benteke scored a hat-trick in Aston Villa's 3-3 draw against QPR.

In an incredible relegation battle, there was no doubt over who was man of the match. Christian Benteke was perfect from start to finish, willing Villa to three goals and keeping them three points ahead of the relegation zone. The match featured a ton of chances and some great finishing from both teams. It was one of the most entertaining matches of the Premier League season, even though the teams committed a number of defensive mistakes from start to finish. QPR is still in the relegation zone but are two points from Hull City, who sit in 17th.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 7 - 4:43 PM

Christian Benteke has experienced a mini-renaissance late in the season but his goal wasn't enough to get Villa even a single point at Old Trafford as they went down 3-1 to United.

Manchester United weren't quite as rampant as they were in recent victories but they were just as effective. They used two Ander Herrera goals and an audacious Wayne Rooney volley to score three goals. Aston Villa could only counter with a Benteke goal that David De Gea should probably have saved. With Leicester City and QPR both picking up unexpected wins, Aston Villa are right back in the mix for relegation with only Sunderland sitting between them and the drop zone.
Source: espnfc
Apr 4 - 12:48 PM

Christian Benteke is the Aston Villa striker to focus your attention on for the Week 31 double.

Firstly, I hold my hands up for recommending Christian Benteke back in Week 30. The powerful Belgian looked to be nailed on for a strong fantasy week with Villa playing well and hosting Swansea, but instead he endured a frustrating day, committing five fouls and failing to record a shot on target for a woeful -3 point return. Despite this let down we know Benteke is a quality striker when his match fitness is at the right level, plus he’s the club’s designated penalty taker, so with two matches in Week 31 (including a home clash with QPR) we are once again putting his name forward as a potential option to complete your forward line-up.
Apr 3 - 5:40 AM

Christian Benteke has emerged as a doubt for the upcoming internationals after the Belgium striker limped out of Saturdays’ disappointing home defeat to Swansea because of pain caused by an ongoing hip complaint.

Benteke suffered the initial problem earlier this month but such is his importance to Villa the player had an injection plus pain-killers to play, although he was only able to complete 75 minutes of the tie. The severity of the problem is not yet known – whether the original injury caused his withdrawal or the issue has been exacerbated – further tests will determine if Benteke can join up with his international team mates. The domestic break will provide Villa with an ideal opportunity to ease back from the pressures of the Premier League and focus on getting their squad returned to full fitness with a number of players currently sidelined – Aly Cissokho, Kieran Richardson, Ron Vlaar and Nathan Baker.
Mar 22 - 3:39 PM

Aston Villa's revival under Tim Sherwood continued as they hammered hapless Sunderland to pile the pressure on manager Gus Poyet

This was a massive game at the foot of the Premier League table but only one side turned up, and that was Aston Villa. Gabriel Agbonlahor and Christian Benteke both grabbed braces in a unbelievable first half to give away side their first away goals and first away win since the beginning of December. It's now three wins in a row in all competitions for Tim Sherwood and all of a sudden Villa find themselves six points clear of the relegation zone. Sunderland were atrocious, have won just one of their last 12 games and were booed off at half-time and full-time by the furious home support, with Gus Poyet taking a torrent of abuse from fans close to the dugout.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 14 - 1:01 PM

Christian Benteke will give Aston Villa a boost as he is fit to return from injury to face Sunderland.

This is a relegation battle match for both clubs and Benteke can help make the difference. The striker missed Villa's FA CUP quarter-final against West Brom but has recovered from his hip injury and will travel for the match and be included in the squad. Benteke has been out of form and shouldn't be used in fantasy, although he does provide a high upside for the adventurous fantasy manager.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 13 - 4:08 PM

Aston Villa were left to face rivals West Brom in the FA Cup on Saturday without Christian Benteke after the Belgium striker was ruled out after picking up a minor hip problem.

Benteke was the toast of Villa Park on Tuesday night following his injury time penalty winner [first goal in the Premier since December] to secure the first win of Tim Sherwoods’ short tenure but after struggling to shake off a hip complaint the club decided not to risk the player ahead of more pressing matters in the league. Although the problem is not thought to be serious playing against West Brom may have caused further complications leaving Gabby Agbonlahor to play in a more central role with Scott Sinclair and Charles N’Zogbia supporting. Having seen Libor Kozak sidelined for over a year Villa aren’t blessed with attacking options and with only 10 games remaining involving Benteke is a risk not worth taking despite his lack of goals this term.
Mar 7 - 1:46 PM

Christian Benteke's last-gasp penalty gave Tim Sherwood his first points as Aston Villa manager with victory over West Brom at Villa Park.

There are big moments, and then there are really big moments. Aston Villa played well in the first half and took a deserved early lead through Gabby Agbonlahor but they failed to add the vital second goal while dominating and very nearly paid the price. Saido Berahino equalised for the Baggies from close range with 25 minutes remaining and the match looked to be heading for a draw, until Ben Foster brought down Matthew Lowton in injury time. Up stepped Christian Benteke, and the Belgian calmly slotted the penalty away - his first goal of 2015 - to hand Tim Sherwood's side an absolutely massive three points, ending a run of seven consecutive defeats. This could be the turning point as the Villans move up to 17th place, with West Brom five points ahead in 13th.

Aston Villa continue to flail in front of goal as they fell to Hull City 2-0 in a key match in the relegation battle at the bottom of the table.

The Villains dominated possession 68% to 32% and equaled Hull City with four shots on target but they failed to trouble the scorekeeper for yet another match. They scored against Chelsea in Week 24 to break their goalless streak but a new one seems well under way. Christian Benteke started the match on the bench but still managed to be Villa's most effective attacking player with two late shots on target. Villa continue to be dragged closer and closer to a relegation fight as the loss, combined with wins by QPR and Hull City, dropped Villa to 18th. Not good times for the Midlands club any way you look at it.
Feb 10 - 5:01 PM

Paul Lambert admits it was a tough decision to bench Christian Benteke this weekend in the team's 2-1 loss to Chelsea.

Aston Villa scored their first Premier League goal since December 20th this weekend but it came from a header from defender Jores Okore who found the ball in the box after a corner kick. Benteke has been in poor form, but the Aston Villa don't really have a capable replacement and they should focus on getting him into form rather than trying to find someone to replace him. We think Benteke will start again in midweek but he is not a fantasy option at the moment.
Feb 9 - 12:22 PM

Christian Benteke scored a goal and was generally strong as Aston Villa picked up a point against visiting Manchester United.

The story of the match was Aston Villa's quality defending in the face of wave after wave of world class attackers and then down a man. Christian Benteke provided the attacking impetus with a beautiful curling goal and a few other strong attempts. Aston Villa were shorthanded due to injury and suspension and will be very happy to have picked up a point against a team that have been churning out wins despite these sorts of mediocre performances.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:07:00 PM

Belgian striker Christian Benteke has transformed how Aston Villa have looked since he returned from suspension.

The striker was injured to start the season and then got himself suspended a few games into his return. Now that he's back from a three-match ban, he looks like he's in top shape and has made Villa look like a completely different side. He will look to cause West Brom huge problems in the Midlands derby this weekend and he can be a great replacement for the injured Sergio Aguero in fantasy games.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 12:04:00 AM

Aston Villa ended their nine-match winless league run as they won at Crystal Palace to leave the Eagles two points above the relegation zone.

This was a shock result given the recent form of both sides, but Villa probably deserved the points after a solid team display. Palace had a lot of the ball but failed to create many clear chances, and Christian Benteke made the home side pay the price by curling a low strike into the net from 18 yards. Andreas Weimann was denied a second by Julian Speroni's but it won't matter to Paul Lambert as his side move above the Eagles in to 12th and - more importantly - five points clear of the relegation zone.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 05:02:00 PM