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EPL: Crystal Palace Get Huge Injury Boost Ahead Of Chelsea Clash

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: England Manager Roy Hodgson talks to the media during an England press conference at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace manager, Roy Hodgson has confirmed that forward, Wilfried Zaha, will be available for selection when his side take on Chelsea in Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge.

Zaha suffered a shoulder injury in Palace’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal last weekend in the Premier League.

The Ivory Coast international missed his side’s 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup encounter played on Wednesday night.

“Zaha was fine the last time I saw him,” Evening Standard quoted Hodgson as saying at pre-match.

“He took a bang on the shoulder at the weekend which will be fine by the Chelsea game. It would have been difficult to play him [against Middlesbrough] with that knock anyway, but I spoke to him yesterday and he said he was fine.”

Hodgson added, “The club will do everything they can to support him [over the abuse]. I do not think there are many people out there, perhaps the odd social media troll who knows no better, who believes that racially abusing people or threatening people is the right way to go.

“It is fairly obviously that, at my stage of life, I do not have any sympathy for people who use these platforms to abuse other people. The club will do everything they can to help him get through the situation.”

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