Aston Villa Striker Christian Benteke Could Make Bench For Manchester City Game

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Striker close to return after six months out.

Aston Villa could receive a major boost this weekend with the news that star striker Christian Benteke is nearing a return from a six-month injury layoff, according to manager Paul Lambert.

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The club’s official Twitter page tweeted that Lambert hoped to include the Belgian international as part of his squad for this weekend’s Premier League match against Manchester City.


The 23-year-old had been in superb form for the Villains prior to his injury, a ruptured achilles tendon picked up in April, scoring 34 goals in 67 appearances for the club to establish himself as one of the deadliest centre-forwards in the Premier League.

Benteke may take some time to return to his best form, but could still be a great addition to the Villa squad in this big game, as they hope to continue their strong start to the season after a difficult recent run that has seen them lose big games to Arsenal and Chelsea.

Lambet is set to assess Benteke’s fitness one final time on Friday before making a decision on whether or not to include him in his squad this weekend.

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