After a pathetic start to the campaign under Martin Jol, the Bulgarian sensation started to pull the strings against Tottenham.
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Back Christian Benteke to boost his Belgium 2014 World Cup chances by firing home the first goal at Craven Cottage.
The Villans have not lost on their travels since the first week of the season.
The Black Cats have dug deep under Gus Poyet and can emulate a number of top-flight clubs who have triumphed upon returning to a scene of prior disaster.
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The Midlands derby at the Hawthorns might take a while to get going, but expect the goal action to come after the break.
A lack of playing time at White Hart Lane has got their Belgian midfielder worried about his World Cup place.
Short-stay stars from America have a knack of shining on winter breaks in the English top flight.