Why Benteke & Chelsea would be the perfect fit

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Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has this week been linked with a move to Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United.

The Belgium striker started the current season off in fine form by scoring five goals in six games for Aston Villa - before having to spend the last couple of weeks on the sidelines.

Benteke has not played since September 21 due to a hip injury but is still attracting interest from four of the Premier League's elite sides.

The 22-year-old striker may want to stay at Villa to ensure he is on top of his game in time for next year's World Cup in Brazil.

However if he does opt to leave Villa in January, then he should move to Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

Benteke would have a strong chance of being Chelsea's first choice striker as Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba have all failed to impress at Stamford Bridge this season, whereas he would struggle to become a regular at United where Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are very much first choice.

North London sides Arsenal and Tottenham are both viable options for the Villa star, however both sides play with a lone striker and Olivier Giroud is currently enjoying his best spell at the Emirates Stadium and Spurs are unlikely to drop Roberto Soldado so soon after forking out £26million on him.

A move to the west London outfit would also give Benteke the chance to link up with four of his international teammates in Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and current Chelsea loanees Thibaut Courtois and Romelu Lukaku.

Having a handful of Belgium stars in the squad would - in theory - help Benteke to settle in at Stamford Bridge with minimum fuss.

Benteke's move to a top side is surely only months away but he must pick the right club or risk being stuck on the substitutes' bench.

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