Leandro Trossard is sure Christian Benteke will get back to the goal scoring form he has shown throughout most of his career as the pair prepare to do battle tomorrow night.

Trossard and Albion head to Selhurst Park to take on their rivals Crystal Palace and goal-shy Benteke.

The 29-year-old striker has scored just four goals in his last 64 appearances and has failed to hit double figures since the 2016/17 season.

Trossard, who played with Benteke in his second spell in Belgium with Genk in 2011/12, is confident his international colleague will get back among the goals.

He said: “It is football. One day you are a hero and then another day you go to zero - it is tough like that.

“He has also had some injuries, so you have to work hard.

“I know for sure he will reach his level for sure again and will play a big part for Palace because he is really talented.”

Trossard and Benteke are part of the conveyor belt at Genk that has developed stars such as Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Thibaut Courtois and Kalidou Koulibaly.

Genk’s development of players has been hailed by Trossard.

He said: “When he was at Genk I came into the first team as a young player there.

“I didn’t play in the first team a lot, but you can see how many players developed from Genk and have gone on to play for big clubs.

“We have a lot of players for Belgium playing in the Premier League you can see that they are doing well.

“For Christian at the moment it is not that nice situation for him that he is on the bench. But I think he is a great player and if he comes on we will have to take care of him.”