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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. Morgs
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Is gray to iheanacho worth a -4 for a one week punt? (Wildcarding next week)

    1. BrockLanders
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Probably if Nacho scores at least 2

    2. UnitednationsXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      i have a similar dilemma...personally leaning against it.

      1. Morgs
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Yeah I've decided against it. Leicester will be tired after an emotional night midweek and with ban impending for gray he won't be thinking about conserving any energy.

  2. D0GS B0110XS FC
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    ozil to noilito? 1 game punt (ft)

    1. BrockLanders
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Not for me. Ozil more nailed aswell

    2. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Could score the same. Get Nacho in

      1. D0GS B0110XS FC
        • 11 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        just fancy city to maul bmouth. my front 3 is lukaku, ibra and costa so got to be a mid change. already have stearling

        1. D0GS B0110XS FC
          • 11 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          costa to nacho?

    3. Arteta
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Nah mate..

  3. BrockLanders
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Austin we have a problem

    1. Syd.
      • 15 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      2nd choice striker regardless of tonights result

      1. BrockLanders
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        True. Wish he was at Burnley/Stoke etc..

  4. Pumpkinhead - I'm ITK …
    • 15 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Any news on shaw men?

    Shaw to baines is the plan? Thoughts?

  5. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

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

    Form looks to be lost.

    1. BrockLanders
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Looked dangerous when he came on. Wouldn't put me off although I'm going with Tekkers

    2. Syd.
      • 15 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Who does United play at the weekend?

    3. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      They played a second string team didn't they? Ibra only came on for last 20 or so

      1. Syd.
        • 15 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        £300 million 2nd string

        De Gea
        Darmian, Bailly, Smalling, Rojo
        Herrera, Schneiderlin, Mata, Pogba
        Martial, Rashford

        1. Cruz88
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Still missing some first team players like Ibra, Rooney, Valencia etc - point is can't judge Ibras performance on 20 mins for the b team, especially when he has to play alongside players like depay

          1. Sputnikboy
            • 14 Years
            7 years, 9 months ago

            Ha B Team 🙂 That team is still good enough to get top 4.

  6. Bullet Eder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Can somebody clear this up for me please? Will Mark Hughes be in the dugout for Stoke's match at Palace?

    1. Syd.
      • 15 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Yes

      He has been charged with misconduct will most likely get fined

  7. rdamjan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Gray ---> Austin FT? Desperate searching new under 6,5 striker.

    Seems no brainer right now:D

    1. BrockLanders
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Austin won't start

      1. rdamjan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Long ?

        1. BrockLanders
          • 9 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          I'd stick with Gray. Poor options at £6.5m

    2. Bullet Eder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Sounds good to me. Should start on this performance and could get hat full against Swansea.

  8. Bleach †
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Toby or Walker for this GW only?

    1. Pumpkinhead - I'm ITK …
      • 15 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Toby
      Can honestly see Walker rested. Poch will have no issue starting trippier

  9. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Play Defoe against Spurs or Capoue against United?

    1. Donnie Brasco´s
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Defoe!

      1. rdamjan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Defo Defoe!

  10. Donnie Brasco´s
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    I sold Barkley and bought Sterling.

    As it stands, sterling will be rested this GW???!?!?

    Any information please.

    1. Norfolk&Chance
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      ayew cerial? where this news from?

      1. Donnie Brasco´s
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Some Lad has wrote here that he will be rested.
        My God, I hope he will play.
        Also Spurs fans thinking that Harry Kane will start game on the bench.
        Things are not good if this is true!

    2. Mark-O
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Leroy Sane says hi

      1. Norfolk&Chance
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        oh,

  11. Mesh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Best striker for 7.5 or less for 1 week? Other forwards are Ibra and Lukaku

    1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Iheanacho worth the punt

    2. MrInbetween
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      The man in the title of the article most likely. Benteke.

    3. Backup Dancer
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Man in the article

  12. Totti
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

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

    Who to captin
    A) Ibra
    B) Lukaku

    1. Pumpkinhead - I'm ITK …
      • 15 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      A

      1. Totti
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        and for captin?
        A also??

  13. Snapes on a Plane
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Benteke+Barkley> Lukaku+Bolasie?
    (-4)

    Yay or nay?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Definitely wouldn't be selling Tekkers

  14. BrockLanders
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Anyone leaving Capoue on the bench for the 5th consecutive week??

    1. rdamjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      I played him last week (AOA). Bench this week

      1. BrockLanders
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        I'm gonna AOA this week I think. Guaranteed Capoue blank

    2. Mesh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Me 🙁

    3. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Yep

    4. Totti
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      no i cant bench him 3 matches from 4 was exploding
      plus in arsenal match before pyrera scored the goal he was the one we shot the ball before and then went to pyrera

    5. bojack
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      AoA for me this week inc. Capoue.

      A horrendous week incoming for me. My team is an absolute disgrace.

  15. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Planning ahead for GW 6 - pending no injuries taking 4 point hit to get Aguero back. Leaves me with selecting a 4.7 MID - so who's best pick?
    Barry, Coquelin, Marney or another?
    Cheers Lads!

    1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      None really they are all crap sorry not much help but it's the truth

  16. Venom Snake
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    What should I do..

    Train ride to Liverpool and go check out Anfield for the first and most likely last time in my life - can probably organise for about £150 for two tickets

    Pay way overs and go to the match tomorrow night and experience a live EPL match, which happens to be a big game involving Liverpool.
    Two tickets would set me back like £500

    Need to do one while I'm here

    1. MrInbetween
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      If you've got the money, spend it.

    2. Backup Dancer
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      If it's in the away stand then the second one for sure.

      1. Venom Snake
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        They call it Chelsea + neutral fans

        Being a tourist without any Liverpool colours would it be that bad?

    3. Wild Rover
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Visit Anfield and go to a cheaper game on Saturday

      1. Venom Snake
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        I head off to Paris on Saturday 🙁

        1. Wild Rover
          • 13 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Bad planning 😉

    4. Ziegler1988
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Tout are scum, so not the latter. Would rather watch in a Liverpool pub than be in the Chelsea end anyway

    5. Pinky Blinders
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Guessing you have a better chance of being in London again at some point than Liverpool, so if it was me, I'd go experience Anfield.

      1. Venom Snake
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        This is a really good point. Cheers

        1. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 14 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          stay in London,do all the sites,have lunch on a riverboat,book a nice hotel for Friday night and watch the match for free in a pub anywhere in London and finally email british rail and tell them to shove their trains up their arse,absolute no brainer for me...

    6. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Go to Liverpool, check out Anfield and have a look at the Cavern club of Beatles fame. Drinks prices will also be kinder in Liverpool than London

  17. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Surely Redmond is a rotation risk now with Austin having a field day?

    1. Mane Of Steel
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      As a Southampton fan, the only nailed player worth having is Tadic. Especially with the arrival of Boufal. In a few weeks, once healthy, he will go in the mix of the forwards and will definitely start if fit.

    2. BOROBINGO
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Austin to start?

      1. Mane Of Steel
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Looking more like it. Austin and Redmond imo.

    3. Rich_20
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Was just thinking that. However, im sure he will start ahead of Long. Him and Lamela giving me a headache. At least one sure to be benched.

      1. Totti
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        me too but i wait this week and then reconsider about lamela and redmond who knows they might explode this week

  18. Eames
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Nacho, Kaku or Costa in for Vardy? (Would be replacing nacho after BOU game with one of other two)

  19. mrzimzam
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Drafting a wildcard team for next week.

    What do you think?
    -----------------Heaton
    ------Valencia-Walker-Baines
    Antonio-Cazorla--Firminho-Hazard
    --------Kun-Lukaku-Benteke

    Subs: Sh**

    1. MrInbetween
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Walker a rotation risk unfortunately.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Good. My team for next week but no Walker. Planning to play Stones and on bench Pickford Capoue McAuley and Amat

  20. Dušan Citizen
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    In dilemma if I should captain Sterling (scored hattrick against BOU last season) or Ibra.

  21. Mark-O
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Bye bye Shane Long and Redmond. Austin to start against Swansea I reckon

    1. LewanGOALski
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Could be a sweet punt

    2. Pinky Blinders
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Anything to get the goals flowing for them, they are starving.

  22. Klopp's Kids
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Thoughts on this wildcard team? 1.6M ITB to upgrade Ibrahimovic to Aguero.

    Adrian / Jakupovic
    Baines / Koscielny / Evans / Amat / Holebas
    Sanchez / Firmino / Bolasie / Antonio / Capoue
    Lukaku (v) / Ibrahimovic (C) / Benteke

  23. SuperDan
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    For my 5th mid:
    A) Fletcher
    B) Hojbjerg + .1

    1. Rock Papiss Cissès
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      I'm doing B personally

  24. Mane Of Steel
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    I love Arsenals fixtures. Cech straight into my lineup.

    1. SuperDan
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      If I could only afford :,(

      1. Mane Of Steel
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        :/

    2. Arteta
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Ospina says hi!

      1. Polaris - The Mortal Coil
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Tell him Pug said Hola.

  25. mr.stanishev
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Lamela or Antonio - who is the better option?

    Spurs playing at home against Sunderland sounds better than West ham away to WBA, however Antonio's current form is inspiring.

    And is there a chance for Lamela to be rested?

    1. Mane Of Steel
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      I have gone with Antonio. Gut feeling.

    2. Arteta
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Antonio

  26. Tadic is the new Eriksen
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Any thoughts on Benteke (c)? Was my first instinct!

    1. Mane Of Steel
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Definitely worth a shout. Will be a differential. Go for it mate.

  27. MedC
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Lots offloading Gray. Just expecting the ban or are there other issues? Have a feeling that if I sell, he'll grab a brace this weekend!

    1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Surely too late for a ban now this weekend I would have thought

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

        Agree. I just wondered whether there's something else I've missed.

    2. Pinky Blinders
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Let's be honest, that team looks pretty challenged right now just to provide him with service, so the potential of a ban also hanging over his head is probably just making the decision easy for people. I still have him but next week he will be shipped out as part of my Kun back strategy. Not closing the book on him totally but their fixtures in October are really tough so maybe later this season depending on how he's doing.

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

        Thanks. Really helpful.

    3. bojack
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Burnley aren't looking like scoring many, again.

  28. pundit of punts
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Any United fans here tonight?

    Oh dear.... 😀 😀

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      I'm here..What up

      1. pundit of punts
        • 11 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        You know the score...

        Feyenooord ffs

    2. OLEgend
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      🙁

    3. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Yes

  29. LewanGOALski
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Chance that Lukaku will survive the rise tonight..?

    1. OLEgend
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      let's hope

  30. KneejerkJoe
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    A) 0,9ITB 0FT (-4) for Vardy->Aguero Next

    Foster
    Morgan(BUR) Stones(BOU) Baines(MID)
    Sanchez(hul) Hazard(LIV) Mane(che) Barkley(MID)
    Vardy(BUR) Defoe(tot) Benteke(STO)

    Bench: Jaku, Kone, Hojbjerg, Amat

    B) WC now and do Vardy/Iheaenacho->Aguero for free

    Foster
    Stones(BOU)Baines(MID)Valencia(wat)
    Sanchez(hul) Mane(che) Antonio(wbr) Snodgrass (ARS)
    Benteke(STO) Lukaku(MID) Iheanacho/Vardy

    Bench: Pickford, Holebas, Capoue, Amat