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Christian Benteke | Forward | #17

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 183

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Crystal Palace forwards Alexander Sorloth and Christian Benteke are in contention for the derby with Brighton.
Benteke missed the club's 2-2 draw with Bournemouth last weekend after sustaining a groin injury in training. With Sorloth and Connor Wickham both out, Wilfried Zaha was left to play as a false No. 9 for Roy Hodgson's side. However, Benteke and Sorloth both took part in training on Thursday ahead of Saturday's derby and are face fitness tests on Friday with the hopes of being available on Saturday as the Eagles look to stave off relegation: "Sorloth trained for the first time today. Benteke has made enormous progress and trained for the first part. We hope he will train tomorrow," said the manager. You can never be sure if there will be a recurrence of an injury, but I trust the medical team." Apr 12 - 12:27 PM

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