Crystal Palace have not had the easiest of weeks and things do not look as though they will be getting any easier for them.
The Eagles managed to come away from their game with Arsenal with a point, however, they were then dumped out of the League Cup by Middlesborough on Wednesday night.
Roy Hodgson’s side will now make a return to Premier League football on Sunday when they travel to Stamford Bridge and take on an unbeaten Chelsea.
However, it appears that he will have been handed a timely boost for the game against Maurizio Sarri’s side.
According to Ben Dinnery, Hodgson believes Wilfried Zaha will be fit and available for Sunday’s encounter with the Blues.
Hodgson expects Wilfried Zaha to be fit for Sunday after he was rested in the @Carabao_Cup
“He took a bang on the shoulder [vs Arsenal] which will be fine by the Chelsea game. It would have been difficult to play him [against Middlesbrough] with that knock anyway." #CPFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) November 1, 2018
The freelance injury data analyst quoted the Crystal Palace manager as saying the Ivorian star will “be fine” to play against Chelsea.
Zaha being available for Crystal Palace is a huge boost to the side, despite not many believing they will be able to get much from the game against Chelsea.
The Ivory Coast international has been the key player for the Selhurst Park outfit this season, having scored three goals in nine appearances and helped to get the Eagles back into the game against the Gunners last weekend.
It is no secret that their record without Zaha is abysmal and that they have become over-reliant on the winger, however, with him in the team, they will have a better chance of getting something from the match against Chelsea.
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