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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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Tim Sherwood is convinced that Christian Benteke will stay at Aston Villa despite the interest of bigger clubs.
Benteke's late season goal surge has resulted in 15 goals for the striker and he once again looks like himself after a prolonged injury absence. The big clubs are again rumored to be going after him, but Tim Sherwood is more than convinced he'll stay. Sherwood says Benteke is happy at the club and wants to be there next season. Regardless of where he ends up, Benteke will have a lot of fantasy value next season if he can stay healthy. May 23 - 1:34 PM
Source: Sky Sports


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Christian Benteke has come alive under Tim Sherwood and his revival is rumored to be making him a £30million target for Liverpool.

Christian Benteke is a hard one to evaluate heading into the summer. He was a prized target heading into last summer before he tore his Achilles. He struggled for much of the season but came to life over the past two months under the tutelage of Stiker Whisperer Tim Sherwood. Benteke's revival has led to a return of his status as a sought-after commodity over the summer. Surely Liverpool and Spurs will be interested and it wouldn't be shocking if Chelsea, Manchester United or Arsenal added their names to the list in addition to some significant continental clubs (Atletico Madrid, perhaps).
Source: espnfc.com
May 20 - 12:30 PM

Christian Benteke scored again for Aston Villa in their 6-1 loss to Southampton.

Southampton dominated Aston Villa this past weekend but Christian Benteke still found a way to be on the score-sheet. Benteke has reached top form in the past two months and has been on an incredible scoring spree. He looks like he has recovered fully from his injury and he will certainly be a fantasy force next season, whether he plays at Aston Villa or not. He will be a hot commodity in fantasy drafts next year.
Source: Sky Sports
May 18 - 3:45 PM

Christian Benteke kept up his scoring form with another goal for Aston Villa, but Southampton displayed a lethal attack and whipped the Lions, 6-1.

Make that eleven goals in the last ten for Benteke but his goal today came with the Villans already down by five. The defense was a shambles and were responsible for conceding the fastest hat trick in league history to Sadio Mane early on. The lone goal came in first half stoppage time when Leandro Bacuna made his way down the left, sent a cross into the area, and Benteke rose high to power home a header. It could me understandable how Villa may not have heads in this one, the FA Cup final is the real focus at this stage, but they aren't safe just yet and need to rebound defensively next week to boost their confidence ahead of the trophy match.
Source: NBC Sports
May 16 - 9:55 AM

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.
Source: NBC Sports
May 2 - 12:00 PM

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.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 10 - 5:01 PM