Christian Benteke

Patrick Vieira expects Christian Benteke to stay at Crystal Palace

Patrick Vieira has insisted it never crossed his mind Christian Benteke could leave Crystal Palace during the January transfer window and firmly expects the forward to remain at Selhurst Park.Burnley have been linked with a move for the Belgian but the 31-year-old, who has 18 months left on the deal he signed last summer, will not be ending his affiliation with the south Londoners yet.Benteke is primed to face former club Liverpool on Sunday and will hope to add to the four goals he has for the campaign.Vieira said: “Yes, I think he will be at this football club. Christian...
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Patrick Vieira wants even more from Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira will not hesitate to demand even more from Christian Benteke after being impressed with the striker’s start to the season.Benteke drew a blank against Aston Villa at the weekend but has scored four goals in his last six Premier League games, including a brace in the 3-3 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor.Vieira believes the 30-year-old Belgium international is benefiting from being more involved in the game and hopes that trend continues against Leeds at Elland Road on Tuesday evening.“I’m really pleased with his form at the moment,” Vieira said. “He’s playing really well and...
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(Video) Christian Benteke fires Crystal Palace level vs. Arsenal

Despite falling behind early in the first half against Arsenal thanks to a Pierre Emerick Aubameyang strike, Crystal Palace, led by Gunners legend Patrick Viera, have dragged themselves level. With the game’s second half in its infancy, Eagles striker Christian Benteke found him presented with a golden opportunity to level...

Christian Benteke vs Odsonne Edouard: Who should start vs Brighton?

Crystal Palace play their most anticipated game of the season tonight as they face Brighton at Selhurst Park. In what could be described as the most misunderstood rivalry in the top-flight, many neutrals still don't see why these two teams are such fierce rivals. Wrongly described as the "M23 Derby",...

Christian Benteke exclusive: 'If you did it once, you can do it again' - Will Crystal Palace striker thrive under Patrick Vieira?

Christian Benteke signed his new two-year contract at Crystal Palace on June 3 before knowing who their new manager would be. Why? For the first time in four seasons, the Belgian is riding a wave of form and feeling. It says a lot about Benteke's character that no matter who the incoming manager would be, he wanted to stick around and fight for his spot.

Christian Benteke: Crystal Palace striker signs new two-year deal

Striker Christian Benteke has signed a new two-year contract to stay at managerless Crystal Palace until the end of the 2022-23 season. Benteke, 30, joined the Eagles from Liverpool in 2016 for £28m, scoring 33 goals across all competitions. After scoring 15 league goals in his first season, he only...

Christian Benteke signs two-year contract extension with Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke has signed a two-year contract extension with Crystal Palace, the club have announced. Benteke, part of Belgium’s squad for this summer’s European Championship, joined Palace from Liverpool in 2016 for a club record fee. The 30-year-old has scored 31 goals in 137 Premier League appearances for the Selhurst...

What Roy Hodgson believes Christian Benteke must do to keep his place in the team

While Christian Benteke etched his name into Crystal Palace folklore on Monday night, courtesy of a last gasp, dramatic, injury time volley, which handed the south Londoners all three points, and the priceless bragging rights over rivals, Brighton & Hove Albion, the Belgian’s goalscoring expertise has oscillated throughout his time at Selhurst Park.