Key Tonight - O'Shea v Benteke
John O'Shea will use a little inside knowledge once again as he attempts to keep Christian Benteke at bay tonight.
It was Benteke's knock-down from a Matt Lowton cross which allowed Gabriel Agbonlahor to secure a 1-0 victory at the Stadium of Light on November 3.
John O'Shea: "Simon Mignolet, a fellow countryman of his, was able to prepare us for the last game.
"Simon had said to us what a powerful boy he was, and obviously warned us about his eye for goal."He's a big powerful boy, but he's got a lot of raw skills and natural ability too, and Simon made us well aware of it before the last game."I am sure he didn't score in the last one, so we managed to keep him quiet enough the last time, but unfortunately, we lost the game."If you take too much focus on Benteke, you forget about the other attacking threats they have."It's going to be very tough because we are going down to Villa with a full crowd behind them and Paul Lambert will have them very fired up."He's been a major factor for them this season. Without his goals, they definitely would have been in a lot more trouble."But they have got players alongside him. He takes a lot of the focus, but Gabby Agbonlahor and (Andreas) Weimann, also there's (Charles) N'Zogbia."These are dangerous players and the counter-attack they have is one of the most potent in the Premier League, never mind anywhere else, so it's one we have to keep an eye on."
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