What has happened to Christian Benteke? He may be receiving the full backing of the Crystal Palace support on Twitter, but the Belgian is nowhere near the levels you’d expect of your £27 million striker. No, if anything Benteke looks like a Poundland purchase at the moment and he hasn’t managed a goal since the 28th April last year.
— Christian Benteke (@chrisbenteke) March 30, 2019
Despite Benteke’s woes in front of goal and inability to influence the play or score, it seems the Eagles are all still fully behind their big #17. The Premier League used to be Benteke’s stomping ground, in his days at Villa Park he was one of the most feared frontmen in the English top flight, yet his reputation and his goal tally have taken a serious hit since those days.
Now it seems that the Belgian is just the second fiddle option behind the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Michy Batshuayi, and it’s not hard to see why. Regardless, the fans want to see the 28-year-old do well and will be desperate for him to break his goalscoring duck before he reaches the anniversary of his last goal in four weeks time.
You can read the Eagles’ support of Benteke here:
You changed the game today big man, bring on spurs
— CPFC Lewis (@SimplyMamadou) 30 March 2019
Well played Christian. Hopefully you start Wednesday
— Dan (@CpfcDan89) 30 March 2019
completely changed the game today when you came on, that goal is coming
— ً (@cpfcjay) 30 March 2019
You changed the game today Chris. I hope you get a full 90 minutes soon.
— Fiona Friend (@Willy_Orwonty) March 30, 2019
Changed the game when you came on. Well played big man
— Luke CPFC (@LukeRemnant) 31 March 2019
Hope you get a goal soon Christian
— MrV (@kwaido81) March 30, 2019
Great impact today Christian keep it up and the goals will come COYP
— Colin (@BrinscallEagle) March 30, 2019
you were the man that made all the difference yesterday.without your input I doubt we would have broken them down
— richard smith (@richard60663841) 31 March 2019
Palace fans will be desperate to get the very best out of Benteke sooner or later and will hope that the Belgian can rediscover his goalscoring in touch in time for Spurs away on Wednesday.
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