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Rudy Gestede | Forward

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 190

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Rudy Gestede gets his easiest matchup of the season in week four, at home against Sunderland.
Sunderland have allowed teams to shoot 19 times per game against them, highest in the league by a margin. They've also allowed nine goals in their first three matches, which were against Leicester, Norwich, and Swansea. There hasn't been much to be optimistic about at Sunderland, and Aston Villa can take advantage this week when they face them. Gestede should be licking his lips at the opportunities he'll have on Saturday. Aug 27 - 1:52 PM
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Rudy Gestede made his debut as a substitute a memorable one, coming on to score the match-winner as Aston Villa spoil Bournemouth's home opener, 0-1.

Of the two striker signings that arrived this summer as replacements for Christian Benteke, it was Jordan Ayew who got the start, but he didn't look up to speed in his 58 minutes of work. On came Gestede, and twelve minutes later, he headed home and Ashley Westwood corner. For fantasy purposes, Westwood is raises even more of an eyebrow, as he immediately shows attacking returns priced at the minimum for midfielders in the game and probably seldom chosen among draft leagues. It was results like this that got Villa early points last season, they still look a rather weak attacking side, but it just goes to show every club has assets to offer in fantasy.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 8 - 12:16 PM

Tim Sherwood continues to rebuild the Aston Villa squad he inherited last season by adding striker Rudy Gestede from Blackburn Rovers to the ranks and French midfielder Jordan Veretout from Nantes as the Villains’ swooped to make their fourth and fifth signings of the summer window.

Gestede arrives for a smidgeon under $10 million and will challenge Jordan Ayew, Libor Kozak and Gabby Agbonlahor for a starting berth in Villa’s new look attack. Having established himself within the second tier of English football as a strong frontman who enjoys an aerial duel and – most importantly – has the ability to score the 26 year-old bagged 32-goals from his last 50 league starts and he is a player Sherwood knows well. Gestede was joined on Friday by under-20 World Cup winner Jordan Veretout - a dead ball specialist - who finalised his deal from Ligue 1 side Nantes just hours later.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 31 - 2:53 PM