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Crystal Palace boss Vieira: Benteke playing as we want

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira says he's happy with Christian Benteke's form this season.

Benteke drew a blank against Aston Villa at the weekend but has scored four goals in his last six Premier League games, including a brace in the 3-3 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor.

"I'm really pleased with his form at the moment," Vieira said. “He's playing really well and working really hard for the team.

“Most importantly he's scoring goals and he's playing with a lot of confidence. I think the way that we play, the amount of possession we have allowed him to touch the ball more and create more chances.

“I think the fact we want to play higher up the field allowed him to be more involved in the game and I think that suits him.

“I think as well the fact that we have (Odsonne) Edouard and JP (Jean Philippe-Mateta) that brings out the best in him because he maybe needed the competition around him to challenge him."


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