Christian Benteke - Crystal Palace

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Despite it still being early days in his Crystal Palace career, Christian Benteke has already begun to look like the dominating centre-forward which made him one of the most difficult to play against during his time at Aston Villa. Benteke scored in each of his last two appearances before the international break, both headers against Sunderland and Everton respectively, with the latter in particular an outrageous finish. The 25-year-old continued his form whilst away with Belgium, scoring a hat-trick - albeit against Gibraltar - which included the fastest goal in World Cup history as his purple patch in front of goal in particular. Palace have played to the target man’s strengths, as was not the case at Liverpool, with the likes of Andros Townsend and Jason Puncheon providing regular service for him. Now coming up against the leakiest defence in the Premier League in West Ham, Benteke will fancy his chances of getting on the scoresheet for the third league game in succession.