Palace fans here in the Tavern grow in concern over the start to the season made by their goalless star striker. Indeed, with Wilfried Zaha impressing when handed a central attacking berth over the weekend, Christian Benteke is far from the most popular figure in our bar.
Crystal Palace have endured the worst possible start to the season as they occupy 20th place and prop up the Premier League. After not scoring during the first 6 games of the season, the Eagles managed to secure their first goals along with first win of the season at home to title challengers Chelsea.
However, the Selhurst Park faithful can live on with some slight hope reignited within the camp it looks as if the real problem is their goal scoring outlet after both goals they’ve scored this season have sourced from the Ivory Coast international.
Their go-to-man of last season, Christian Benteke, has endured a poor season by his standards as he is yet to get off the mark in the 6 games played this term. After scoring 15 in 36 games for the side last season, fans will hope he can produce this kind of form once again to help the side evade relegation.
Still, the Belgian has suffered a ligament injury which puts him out of action up until mid-November time, which provides Palace with the added pressure of finding a possible goalscoring outlet elsewhere.
But the Belgian has arisen as a possible target for Chelsea as they reportedly look to replace compatriot, Michy Batshuayi. So, as the season progresses without their form striker of last season, it looks as if he could be on his way out come January time as he looks for a route out of an underperforming Palace side.
With that in mind, we’re asking Palace fans, do you really mind? Could you survive without Benteke?
So Palace fans, would you mind seeing this man depart from your side?
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