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

April 12, 2015    Christian Benteke News

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Benteke headed Leandro Bacuna's cross into the back of the net in the 35th minute of Aston Villa's surprising 1-0 win over Spurs at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Benteke has been red hot of late and no one has scored more Premier League goals than Benteke since Tim Sherwood took over for Villa. He has eight goals in his last six games and is finally back to the dominant player he was before he tore his Achilles last season.

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

April 7, 2015

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Benteke scored three times on five shots during Aston Villa's 3-3 draw with QPR on Monday.

Benteke has been red hot of late, scoring seven goals in his last five games. That total alone is bested by only Harry Kane and Olivier Giroud for all Premier League players in 2015, and he'll look to continue his remarkable run Saturday against Spurs.

April 4, 2015

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Benteke had a game-high three shots, with two on goal, and scored in the 80th minute of Aston Villa's 3-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Benteke, who netted against United earlier this season, has now scored four goals in the last four games, chipping in an assist as well. He'll look to keep his hot streak going Tuesday against QPR at Villa Park.

March 12, 2015

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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.

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.