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Jamie Redknapp: 'Benteke is the new Drogba'

WAY OF THE STRIKER: Benteke, left, and Drogba

SKY SPORTS pundit Jamie Redknapp has compared Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke to former Chelsea front man Didier Drogba.

The Belgium international struck again at Stamford Bridge in his side’s 2-1 defeat against Chelsea, taking his Premier League goal tally to three in just two games.

Redknapp said that “it was impossible not to think of Drogba” after Benteke equalised against the Blues on Wenesday night.

“I don't like comparing players, but when Christian Benteke crashed in his superb equaliser against Chelsea on Tuesday night it was impossible not to think of Didier Drogba”, the former Liverpool midfielder said.

“The big Belgian teed up the ball with his right and then smashed the ball in with his left at the near post; it's one of my favourite goals of the season so far and just goes to show how much he's developing as a player.”

The ex-Genk striker was involved in a transfer saga this summer that saw the 22-year-old hand in a transfer request, before changing his mind to sign a new four-year deal with the West Midlands club - a deal that experts called the best bit of business conducted over the summer by manager Paul Lambert.

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