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Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    Birthplace:  Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo    Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  183 lbs    

October 18, 2014    Christian Benteke News

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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.

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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.

September 19, 2014

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Benteke (Achilles) hasn't suffered any setbacks during his first week of training but is still multiple weeks away from returning to the pitch, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Benteke has yet to play for Aston Villa this season as he suffered an Achilles injury in April that has left him rehabbing since then. Despite the extensive time away from the game, the striker will likely have an immediate fantasy impact as he'll be the featured weapon up front for the Villans' attack.

September 17, 2014

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Benteke returned to training Monday after suffering a torn Achilles back in April, Sky Sports reports.

Benteke is still likely a few weeks from returning, as he needs to build hit fitness back up, but his return to the starting XI will be a huge boost for a Villa side that is second in the table through four matches.