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Crystal Palace: Fans react to bizarre Christian Benteke statistic

Crystal Palace: Fans react to bizarre Christian Benteke statistic

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.

Jordan Ayew – bought for £2.5m during the summer window – has instead been favoured. He currently tops the charts for Palace at the top of the goalscoring list, having bagged four times.

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…

Do Palace desperately need to sign a new striker in January?

Yes

Yes

Ayew

Ayew

Palace fans, is Benteke’s Eagles scoring record down to him or the team? Let us know what you think!

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