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Christian Benteke

Forward     Aston Villa  Premier


Belgium

STATUS:  Suspended    EST. RETURN:  12/2/2014
Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    Birthplace:  Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  183 lbs    

November 2, 2014    Christian Benteke News

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Benteke received a red card during Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Spurs and will now be suspended until Dec. 2.

Benteke received the red card in the 65th minute after he got into an altercation with Ryan Mason near the sidelines. As a result, he will be suspended for three matches and fellow forwards Gabriel Agbonlahor and Darren Bent will likely spend more time on pitch while Benteke is out.

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Christian Benteke: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 27, 2014

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Benteke played the full 90 minutes against QPR on Sunday, but was unable to connect on his lone shot on goal in the 2-0 loss.

Benteke is the best offensive weapon Villa possesses, but he still hasn't scored any goals this season due to the Achilles injury that prolonged his 2014-15 Premier League debut until Oct. 4 against Manchester City. He fired off five shots Monday, with one being on target, so his elusive first goal of the season could be right around the corner when Villa faces Tottenham on Sunday, which is allowing its opponents to score an average of two goals per match.

October 18, 2014

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Benteke was unable to connect on his two shots during the 3-0 loss to Everton on Saturday.

Benteke was able to play the full 90 minutes but couldn't help Villa overcome the lopsided loss Saturday. Despite the disappointing performance, the 23-year-old will still pose a threat during Villa's upcoming match against QPR.

October 18, 2014

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Benteke is making his first start of the season Saturday against Everton

Benteke made a substitute appearance last weekend against Manchester City, but finally makes his long-awaited return to the starting XI after being out nearly seven months with a torn Achilles.

October 17, 2014

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Benteke could be in the starting XI for Aston Villa's Premier League match against Everton on Saturday, the BBC reports.

Manager Paul Lambert wouldn't commit to Benteke's place while speaking Friday, though he did very little to brush off the possibility as well. In all likelihood, Benteke will be in there against an Everton back line that has been struggled this season and are missing John Stones (ankle) and possible Seamus Coleman (head).

October 4, 2014

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Benteke returned from a torn Achilles and made his season debut by subbing on for Andreas Weimann in the 61st minute of Aston Villa's 2-0 loss to Manchester City on Saturday.

Villa manager Paul Lambert indicated that Benteke would be ready to play after training for the past few weeks, though it was clear he was not up to match fitness to play all 90 minutes. He'll now use the international break to train some more and could be moved into the starting XI when Aston Villa travel to Goodison Park to face Everton on Oct. 18.

October 2, 2014

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert said Thursday that Benteke (Achilles) could be in the squad for Saturday's match against Manchester City if he does not incur any setbacks before then. "If everything goes okay (Friday) and he feels okay, then I will put Christian in the squad," Lambert said.

Benteke has been training for the past few weeks and will likely be limited when he does get back in the lineup, but his return would be a huge boost for a Villa side that needs all the goal-scoring help it can get, especially against Manchester City this weekend.

September 29, 2014

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert said that Benteke could return from his Achilles injury as early as Saturday against Manchester City, according to the club's official website.

The striker has been out of action since April, but has been training for the past few weeks. There have been no setbacks in his return, and his fitness will be assessed before next weekend's game to see if he is ready to go.