Many Crystal Palace fans have discussed a rather disturbing statistic on Twitter about Christian Benteke.
The Belgian forward is still getting picked by his home country despite his poor form for the Eagles, which has been going on for quite some time, now.
After a Twitter page pointed out the striker has scored more in his last three games for Belgium than he has in his last two seasons for the red and blue in the Premier League – a rather worrying stat for all – fans were quick to respond.
His poor form at Selhurst Park has made Roy Hodgson’s patience wear thin. In fact, the number 17 has struggled to get into his starting team since the beginning of the season and has not started a league game since the club’s 2-0 loss to Sheffield United in the second game-week.
Many fans discussed Benteke’s goal record, with a fairly mixed response. Some suggested it wasn’t surprising considering he’s played lesser opposition on the international stage, while another even blamed it on Hodgson.
Here are some of the replies below…
The Roy Hodgson effect
— andyreidy (@andyreidy1) November 20, 2019
Well he’s playing in a far better side against far weaker opposition. No surprises here
— Kevin McGuire (@kmcguire69) November 20, 2019
They cross it.
— george (@GLPALACE) November 19, 2019
against cyprus and san marino cheers
— Guy (@_GuyCPFC) November 20, 2019
Cheers for pointing that out
— Sam White (@whiteycpfc) November 19, 2019
How is it that Sorloth and Benteke have scored more goals between them in this Euro qualifying campaign than they have in the last two and a half seasons for us #cpfc
— Tristan (@tristanjt) November 19, 2019
Do Palace desperately need to sign a new striker in January?
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