Villa to give Benteke every chance

Last Updated: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:29

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is assessing Christian Benteke's fitness ahead of a possible inclusion against Tottenham on Sunday.

The Belgium international has been out since Villa's win at Norwich in September with a hip injury, but trained with his country earlier this week and was an unused substitute in their match against Wales on Tuesday.

Lambert will look at his other international stars ahead of the match following their return to the Midlands this week, but Jores Okore (cruciate ligament) and midfielder Charles N'Zogbia (Achilles) are long-term casualties.

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