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Villa boss Lambert says Benteke returning to very best

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Christian Benteke is edging towards his best form.

He's maintained his fine form of averaging a goal every other game but Lambert reckons it will be after the Christmas period when he starts to really shine.

"He is getting there but I still think there is much more to come from him," said Lambert. "His goal was world class on Saturday but aside from that I thought he was quiet.

"In the second half when Gabby got sent off he came back to what I thought he could do.

"I said it would take him six or seven games to get to the level I think he could get back to.

"He played against Tottenham and got the red card so he missed three and he had to start again.

"He is definitely getting there, though."

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