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Monitor – Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke had a tough time last season. Despite moving to Liverpool for £32.5 million from Aston Villa, the striker was cast aside by Jurgen Klopp in his effort to find a centre forward capable of bringing his gegenpressing approach to Merseyside.

However, Benteke has re-emerged on the radar of Fantasy managers following his move to Crystal Palace.

Having scored a textbook headed opener against Middlesbrough in Palace’s 2-1 win on Teesside, Benteke’s FPL price tag of 7.5 is likely to attract suitors drawn to his power in the air.

There are plenty reasons why that’s the case.

Although Liverpool seemed hesitant to use Benteke’s aerial strength to their advantage, Crystal Palace already appear to be building an attacking approach based around it. This suggests he could be on course to become an outstanding third striker option over the coming season.

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  1. Feanor
    • 15 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    My WC team with Benteke is looking like:

    Jakupovic, Pickford
    Williams, Stones, McAuely, Amat, Love
    Hazard, Sanchez, Antonio, Capoue, Marney
    Ibra, Benteke, Lukakau (with 4.3m in the bank to get Aguero next week)

    1. Rock Papiss Cissès
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      Back 7 except Williams is poo going forward

    1. Syd.
      • 15 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      😆

    2. the axolotl
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      hah. nice

  2. Zasa
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Great article this, top stuff

  3. Hasselbaink Forever - Defoe…
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Amat more nailed over Kinglsey?

    1. t4thomas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      I think that at the moment they both look nailed, but over time I can see Neil Taylor taking his place back and Kingsley not staying on the wing. Would require a January transfer to remove Amat IMO.

      1. Sylas
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 10 months ago

        Guidolin says new signing Alfie Mawson is ready for the PL: 'He and his staff have been impressed by the youngster's standard.' #Swans.

  4. t4thomas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    G2G?

    Foster
    Valencia | Stones | Amat
    Hazard | Ozil | Firmino | Redmond
    Ibrahimovic | Lukaku (C) | Benteke

    Jakupovic | Capoue | Friend | Kone

    1.5M

  5. Yome
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Benteke C locked

  6. Ziegler1988
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    I remember when Mane tried to take a pen for Soton. Had the ball on the spot and then JWP strolled up and shoved him aside. Think Mane was benched next match

  7. Backup Dancer
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Anyone know the best source of xG stats for the Prem?

  8. Totti
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    instead of gray
    A) Iheanacho
    B) Benteke
    C) kane
    D) play capoue and bench gray

  9. Kante Be Bothered
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Who knew that if you spell "dab" backwards you get Paul Pogba?

    1. George Sillett
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      I wouldn't have bothered if I were you.

  10. Venom Snake
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Has anyone used the site ticket4football?

    I've found tickets for tomorrow's match at £100 but they are apparently 'restricted views'

    Don't want to buy fake tickets so thought its best I asked here first

    Cheers for all the help so far

      1. Camp No No
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 10 months ago

        I definitely would not pay a single pound, let alone hundred, for any of those seats.

      2. JIM BOB
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 10 months ago

        Lol. That second picture

      3. Venom Snake
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 10 months ago

        Lol thanks for the heads up

    1. Totti
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      when i tried to attend euro 2016 final (france and portugal)
      i read about it and found a reviews that it is not good and you might not receive the tickets on time and many said they didn't recieve the ticket

  11. Prison Mike
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Got a tough decision to make...

    Lukaku or Iheanacho for this game week only ?

    1. Kante Be Bothered
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      nacho. lukaku should be long term

      1. ElDaddy
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 10 months ago

        Agreed

    2. Prison Mike
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      Alright cheers!

  12. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Better chance of scoring big this GW:

    a) Costa
    b) Iheanacho
    c) Ibra
    d) Lukaku

    1. Kante Be Bothered
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      costa

    2. Syd.
      • 15 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      b

  13. Syd.
    • 15 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Tadic Dead

  14. UnitednationsXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Any ideas on if, when and how to bring kun in? have 0FT and 1m ITB

    foster --- jaku
    valencia stones souare -- pieters friend
    ozil hazard firmino antonio -- capoue
    kaku ibra gray

    My thoughts:
    A: cant afford gray + ozil >> kun + 4m...in gw6 so hazard + ozil >> snoddy + caz in gw7 and gray > kun in gw8
    B: WC in gw6
    C: ozil + kaku >> snoddy + kun (-4) in gw6
    D: go kunless for a few gw's and reassess later

    1. UnitednationsXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      apart from gray, am relatively happy with my front 8 so is it worth WCing just to get kun back

  15. Hasselbaink Forever - Defoe…
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Think I might have to take a hit to make sure I can afford my WC team next week. Pieters may go down and Antonio going up. Would be Pieters & Redmond > Amat & Antonio.

    Any one else having to do the same?

  16. Norfolk&Chance
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    To support Palace's claims of being an aerial threat. Yes Stoke & Sunderland may have not conceded many headers etc however - that's because they have not played Palace as yet. They've played teams which have displayed very little header / aerial threat to date. Get me?

    1. Gideons Rolling Another One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      Got it

    2. Zasa
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      I got you real good

  17. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Evening Lads n Lassies
    Which one do you play this week?
    Capoue or Stuani?
    Cheers!

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 10 months ago

        Cheers! Didn't know that - already had Capoue in place.
        Stuani out next week for Aguero anyway!

    1. Pariße
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      Capoue with a hope of United Europa hangover.

      1. Camp No No
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 10 months ago

        They're having such a party tonight. 😉

        1. Pariße
          • 9 Years
          7 years, 10 months ago

          hehe indeed 😀

  18. Bullet Eder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Austin looks razor sharp so far tonight. Expect him to start against Swansea.

  19. Syd.
    • 15 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Austin

    2-0 Southampton

  20. Chucky
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Play Diomande or Amat? Thanks

    1. Pirlø's Pen
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      Jeez.

      Probably Diomande.

      1. Chucky
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 10 months ago

        ta

  21. Skullex
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Play capoue anything could happen when he plays

    1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      Has United's failure tonight put anyone off captaining Ibra?

      Form looks to be lost.

      1. Kvelertak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 years, 10 months ago

        Not so sure he's the best option anyway. Im on Lukaku atm. But surely United will play better on sunday.

  22. Wild Rover
    • 13 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    And he's back 😀

    1. Camp No No
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      Austin?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 13 Years
        7 years, 10 months ago

        Yep

  23. woodles
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    On wildcard at the moment. got 12.1m to spend on 2 midfield slots.
    Best 2 mids under 6.5...
    Bolasie
    Redmond
    Snodgrass
    Zaha
    Pereyra
    Any others??

    Could do cazorla and a 4.5 mid but they would have to play a share of games with a 4m def and stuani

    1. HapHazard (H2)
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      B & S

    2. Totti
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      antonio and capoue
      or
      snodgrass and bolasie

    3. Haggis
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      Fancy Snoddy due to Pens/FKs and being the general focal point of an entire team's attack.

      Also, Bolasie/Zaha depending on who you own of Lukaku/Benteke.

  24. A-S-H
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    How Southampton haven't been playing Chaz I will never know.

  25. Plagued by indecision
    • 13 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Thoughts on saving the FT here? 2.0 in the bank

    Heaton (Jakupovic)
    Shaw* / Olsson / Stones
    Hazard / Sanchez / Capoue / Lamela / Firmino
    Ibrahimovic / Benteke (Gray)

    1. Plagued by indecision
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      Amat and Paredes sub defs

  26. Bleach †
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    What do you reckon, will Shaw play this GW?

  27. Gideons Rolling Another One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    I've checked FPL stats and FFF , one days Lukaku and Capoue will defo rise tonight the other not so sure. Will they rise?

  28. Kvelertak
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Thinking i'll save my FT, just can't see any obvious moves that would be worth a transfer.

    Heaton - Foster
    Amat - Stones - Shaw - Kone - Friend
    Capoue - Hazard - Sanchez - Townsend - Sterling
    Lukaku - Ibra - Gray

    Want to get rid of Gray and Townsend obviously, but might as well do two FT's next week then. Or wait until im using WC.
    Any thoughts?

    1. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 10 months ago

      Do you want to bring in Aguero next week?

      1. Kvelertak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 years, 10 months ago

        Doubt it. Thinking i'll do 2 FT next week, then wildcarding over the international break. Probably gonna do Aguero in for Ibra on WC.

        1. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
          • 7 Years
          7 years, 10 months ago

          Townsend might do well this week. I would hold the FT.

  29. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 10 months ago

    Been fond of Austin since I brought him in and made him my captain just for one GW in the 2014 season and he scored a hat trick...lets see it again this evening!