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Wilfried Zaha | Forward | #11

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/10/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 146

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The KCOM Stadium proved to be the place to be on Saturday afternoon as a cracking 3-3 draw was played out between Crystal Palace and Hull City.
Hull went into the game struggling to end a torrid run of form while Palace have recently shown signs of finding form. Hull made it to half time with a slender lead after Snodgrass converted a penalty which he dubiously earned himself after Dann was adjudged to have fouled the Scot. Palace had dominated up to that point but were rattled. They emerged after the break in fighting form, equalising through a penalty of their own from Benteke. The game opened up into a high energy affair with Zaha scoring a phenomenal solo goal to give them a lead. Diomande roared the Tigers back into the tie after spinning on the edge of the box to slot passed Hennessy. Diomande had perhaps benefited from poor Palace defending notching up the second and the same could be said for Livermore who scored with ease. Sub Frazier Campbell headed the Eagles level after a Zaha cross to cap off a remarkable game with a fair result. Dec 10 - 12:09 PM
Source: BBC Sport

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Alan Pardew confirmed Crystal Palace will welcome winger Wilfried Zaha back into the lineup Friday night against Everton.

The former Manchester United man missed last weekend's come-from-behind win against Sunderland with a hamstring injury, as Yohan Cabaye came back into the lineup next to Joe Ledley and James McArthur. The news wasn't all good as the manager revealed Jonathan Benteke will miss the next three months with a knee injury. "Wilfried Zaha is back in the frame after missing the game at Sunderland but we have had a serious knee injury this week to Jonathan Benteke which is going to keep out of action for around three or four months. In training his knee locked when he was doing a finishing drill and he unfortunately needs an operation. It’s a shame for him and us but the group that travelled last week will go up to Everton plus the addition of Wilf."
Sep 30 - 6:56 AM

Crystal Palace were forced into a slight switch of personnel for Saturdays’ trip to the Stadium of Light following injuries to key players.

Alan Pardew had made a raft of changes for the midweek EFL Cup match at Southampton [eight in total], but of the three first team regulars who played, two left St Marys’ injured ruling them out of the Sunderland game. Ever-present [and joint top scorer] Scott Dann limped off after just 19 minutes due to a muscular problem while Wilfried Zaha completed the match but minor hamstring discomfort meant the winger did not travel to Wearside. Fortunately, the Eagles were still able to secure three-points despite finding themselves 2-nil down after an hour. Christian Benteke grabbed a last-gasp winner deep into injury time leaving the Black Cats firmly rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.
Sep 26 - 5:13 AM

Tottenham have opened talks with Crystal Palace about a potential transfer of Wifried Zaha, who has made it known he wants to leave the Eagles.

Tottenham already have a wide man lined up to join the club in Marseille's Georges-Kevin N'Koudou but they would have no issue in adding depth to their squad as they face the rigors of a Champions League schedule. Reportedly, an initial offer of £15million is on the table for the Ivorian. Spurs look prepared to sell Nacer Chadli and Heung-Min Son for the right price so N'Koudou and Zaha could become their replacements if these deals are to go through. It will not help Zaha's fantasy value though. He stood to get regular playing time for the Eagles but would probably be relegated to a bench option most weeks were he to join the North London club.
Aug 25 - 12:32 PM

Alan Pardew is confident the injury sustained by Wilfried Zaha in Cincinnati is not serious, despite the winger leaving the Nippert Stadium on crutches with his ankle in a protective boot.

Zaha grabbed the second goal in a 2-0 win against United Soccer League side FC Cincinnati on Saturday before a heavy tackle from right-back Jamie Dell ended his evening prematurely. "He went over on his ankle but hopefully he'll just have a little bit of swelling on that - it might take a couple of days to go down, that's all," Pardew told Chris Grierson of Zaha linked up well with new signing Andros Townsend and the former Newcastle player appears excited by the prospect of linking up with his new teammate: "Wilfried’s a similar player to me," he said. "He likes to take people on and get shots in. So hopefully as the season goes on we can link up, create and score some goals for Crystal Palace."
Jul 18 - 6:15 AM

Wilfried Zaha will play for Crystal Palace in their FA Cup final against his former club Manchester United after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Rooney, Martial, Rashford; Crystal Palace starting XI: Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Zaha, Cabaye, McArthur, Jedinak, Bolasie; Wickham
Source: @manutd
May 21 - 12:33 PM

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew confirmed that Wilfried Zaha will miss the season finale against Southampton on Sunday.

The winger has missed the last three weeks due to the hamstring injury after overcoming a shoulder injury that also limited him. With two goals and five assists in the Premier League this season, Zaha was awarded as the Crystal Palace Player of the Year at the club's banquet on Thursday night. But Pardew said the hope will be to have Zaha fit for the FA Cup final next weekend against Manchester United: "Wilf is not going to make Sunday’s fixture but whether he makes the cup final we’ll have to wait and see, but he’s better than he was. Everyone else looks OK – there’s probably one or two others that we need to protect in this fixture but we’re hoping we get a good run to the cup final."
May 13 - 1:08 PM

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew confirmed that he won't risk Wilfried Zaha this weekend as the winger recovers from a knock.

The priority for the Eagles appears to be the FA Cup final against Manchester United on May 21, although Pardew said the focus remains on finishing out the league season: "We are trying to go into that game (Stoke) with our full force, like we did last weekend. Wilf still has a slight problem which I think is going to keep him out for this game and Southampton. Hopefully he'll be fine for the final, if selected." Zaha missed last weekend's loss to Newcastle with Pardew opting for a three-man central midfield. But with Mile Jedinak and Yannick Bolasie both doubts, Bakary Sako and Joe Ledley could have a bigger role to play this week against Stoke.
May 5 - 3:04 PM

Crystal Palace will wait on the fitness of winger Wilfried Zaha ahead of the weekend match against a fellow relegation candidate in Newcastle.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew said Zaha has a 50 percent chance of being available after picking up the injury following the club's FA Cup semifinal win against Watford over the weekend. Said Pardew before his first trip back to Newcastle since leaving the club last year: "We have a slight concern over Zaha," said Pardew. "Other than that, everybody else is fit and well. In Wilf's case we're just going to have to monitor him over the next 48 hours, he has a slight injury." If Zaha can't go, Pardew could opt for the steady presence of Joe Ledley, which would push Jason Puncheon to the wing, or another winger in Bakary Sako.
Apr 28 - 4:12 PM

The Crystal Palace attack has already been plagued by injuries and will now be missing Wilfried Zaha in Week 15 Everton due to yellow card accumulation.

Zaha earned his fifth yellow card of the season in the club's thrashing of Newcastle on Saturday, when Zaha scored one of the club's five goals. The winger has scored two goals this season along with picking up two assists but will be forced to miss out on his first game of the season. Without Dwight Gayle and Bakary Sako, Alan Pardew is left with a long list of inexperienced options. Palace could go with a like-for-like swap with Lee Chung-Yong, add another forward in Frazier Campbell, Patrick Bamford or Marouane Chamakh or go for more midfield stability with Joe Ledley or Mile Jedinak. Bamford, Jedinak and Lee all saw playing time as second-half subs on Saturday.
Source: FA website
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 07:05:00 AM

Palace’s wideboys prove the difference again as they underline their Kings of the Road status…

Only three teams have delivered more crosses than Palace this season. Yannick Bolasie, Bakary Sako and substitute Wilfried Zaha provided energy and thrust all afternoon condemning Watford to their first home defeat of the season. Palace needed a win, after two (albeit narrow) defeats on the trot, to maintain confidence and momentum. It was their first clean sheet of the season which will please manager Alan Pardew, but he will be keenly aware of the difference a genuine goal scorer would make to his side. Dwight Gayle just isn’t PL quality, Frazier Campbell likewise. Whether Conor Wickham can score enough goals to fill the role remains to be seen, but expect another concerted effort to get Charlie Austin (or similar) come January. The win is Palace’s ninth of the last 12. That’s Top Four form.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 11:49:00 AM

Wilfried Zaha passed a late fitness test after picking up an injury scoring last weekend and scored again as Palace beat Stoke City 2-1 at the Britannia.

The Potters scored first through Mame Biram Diouf and looked like they might overcome a rash of defensive injuries to pick up a home win. Crystal Palace came back with a Glenn Murray penalty to equalize in the 41st minute. In first half stoppage time it was Wilfried Zaha who got the winner after recovering from a hip injury last weekend. The win continues Palace's strong form since Alan Pardew replaced Neil Warnock as manager and sees the Eagles overtake Pardew's former team, Newcastle, in the standings in the eleventh spot.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 01:09:00 PM

Wilfried Zaha faces a late fitness test as he recovers from the hip injury he suffered during Palace's 3-1 win over QPR last weekend.

With Stoke City facing questions about their defense, especially the left back spot, Zaha could be in a great position to contribute if he can pass his own late fitness check. He was very good against QPR last weekend and the player and his manager will hope he can recover and keep the momentum going against stronger opposition.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 03:01:00 PM

Wilfried Zaha has been quietly useful since Alan Pardew came to Crystal Palace.

Zaha still isn't a nailed on starter, but when he does play, he is useful. The last match, he played the entire 90 minutes and came out with 12 fantasy points. He's also returned 8, 6, 3, and 12 points in his last four, which is useful in deeper leagues. In formats where you can change your lineup until kickoff, Zaha can be used in weeks where he starts, which seems like it would be more often from now on.
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 07:27:00 PM

Wilfried Zaha, who had been playing on loan from Manchester United, has now signed a permanent deal with Crystal Palace.

Zaha was Manchester United property on paper alone since the Red Devils purchased him from Palace in January of 2013, then immediately loaning him back out to the Eagles ever since. Sir Alex Ferguson saw something in the wide man in his final days as manager of United but it appears Louis van Gaal does not have the same taste. It seems he has taken a step backward in development in the past two years, as he can't seem to nail down a spot over either Yannick Bolasie or Jason Pucheon with any regularity and even more rarely completes 90 minutes when he does start. He is still young enough and has shown enough promise in the past to suggest he could still be a dynamic player, hopefully feeling settled more permanently at Selhurst Park can allow him to focus on his game.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 01:24:00 PM