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

March 12, 2015    Christian Benteke News

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Benteke (hip) will have a late fitness test to determine his availability for Saturday's game against Sunderland, manager Tim Sherwood said Thursday.

Benteke has already missed a game due to the issue, though it was in FA Cup play and not Premier League. He's Villa's best offensive option when he's fit, even without prolific scoring this season.

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

March 7, 2015

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Benteke was unable to play in Saturday's FA Cup match against West Brom because of a hip injury, according to the BBC.

There was no indication of an injury prior to the game, so it remains unclear when Benteke suffered the injury, or how severe it is. Either way, he'll have a full week now to recover before Aston Villa play Sunderland next Saturday.

March 4, 2015

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Benteke assisted on Gabby Agbonlahor's opener and then converted a stoppage time penalty during Aston Villa's 2-1 win over West Brom on Tuesday.

Benteke's goal was just his third this season and first since Dec. 20 against Manchester United. His penalty attempt was his only shot on the day, so while he had a solidly productive scoresheet by the end, he wasn't nearly as active as some previous matches. He'll look to start a goal streak March 14 at Sunderland.

February 27, 2015

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Manager Tim Sherwood challenged Benteke to score a hat trick to rediscover his goal-scoring form from past seasons, according to the Daily Mail.

Benteke has scored twice since returning to action after an achilles injury, and was dropped from the starting squad by previous manager Paul Lambert. He was promoted back to a starting position by Sherwood, but still has some work to do to get back to his old form.

February 10, 2015

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Benteke is available off the bench for Tuesday's match against Hull City.

What seemed like a great matchup on paper for fantasy owners is anything but due to Benteke's spot on the bench. Gabby Agbonlahor will start up front with Andreas Weimann and Scott Sinclair.

February 10, 2015

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert said that Benteke must improve his current form in order to earn a spot back in the side, reports the Daily Mail.

The Belgian started on the bench against Chelsea, and could be in for more time on the bench. Benteke is working to replicate his early Premier League success, but has been looked over in favor of Gabriel Agbonlahor recently.

February 7, 2015

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Benteke is available off the bench for Saturday's match against Chelsea.

Benteke has really struggled to get much going offensively this season, though he does have Villa's last goal. Unfortunately, it came seven games ago against Manchester United. The move to the bench is still very surprising, though he will likely make an appearance off the bench.

December 20, 2014

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Benteke took two shots, with both on goal, and scored in the 18th minute of Aston Villa's 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Saturday.

Benteke's goal was his second this season, both of which coming in the last four games. He continues to be an elite-skilled striker, and given his little usage this season after returning from an Achilles injury and then a three-match red-card ban, he could be heavily used during the holiday condensed schedule.