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Wilfried Zaha | Forward

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/10/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 146

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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. Sep 28 - 11:49 AM

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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.
Mar 21 - 1:09 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.
Mar 20 - 3:01 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.
Feb 9 - 7:27 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
Feb 2 - 1:24 PM

Wilfried Zaha has returned to Crystal Palace on loan and could score big fantasy points against Burnley this weekend.

Certain players fit a club perfectly, and it appears Zaha is one of those who is back where he belongs. While some people say he wasn't given a chance at Manchester United, he was poor whenever he did get some pitch-time and did nothing while on loan at Cardiff. Yet within 20 minutes of coming off the Palace bench in Week 3 he had two shots on target and had a goal disallowed before grabbing a vital late equaliser. You can just imagine what he could do in 90 minutes against Burnley on his return to Selhurst Park.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 09:39:00 AM

In a back and forth entertaining match, Crystal Palace were able to level the score 3-3 with a goal from substitute Wilfried Zaha.

What a bizarre match that earns a point for Palace in the Neil Warnock era. They took the lead inside the opening minute when Dwight Gayle fired in a rebound from a Marouane Chamakh shot that hit the post. Newcastle would level as the two clubs went into halftime. Then, just a few minutes into the second frame, Jason Puncheon gave the Eagles the lead back with a stunning volley. Newcastle would then score twice unanswered to take the lead late, but Zaha, who came on for Gayle after the striker limped off with a knock, saved a point with a goal deep into stoppage time. Palace certainly don't appear to have the defense that led them to success under Tony Pulis but they showed today they have some attacking ability that will keep them in matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 12:28:00 PM

After a frustrating first year at Manchester United and on loan with Cardiff City, Wilfried Zaha has rejoined Crystal Palace on a one year loan deal.

Neil Warnock has made a splash on his second day on the job at Selhurst Park by bringing back a favorite of the supporters in the form of Wilfried Zaha. After leaving the Eagles for Manchester United about a year ago for approximately £15million the rising star returns having made very little impression while gone. He barely played at all for United and was unimpressive in a loan spell with Cardiff City. Both player and club will hope that a return home will see increased playing time as Zaha gets his career back on track.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 01:15:00 PM

New Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock is hoping to complete a sensational return to Selhurst Park for former winger Wilfried Zaha.

Zaha was instrumental in Palace's promotion in 2012/13 and his performances secured him a big-money move to Manchester United, but he had very little opportunity to impress under David Moyes and does not appear to be in Louis van Gaal's immediate plans. Neil Warnock has only been in the Eagles job for two days but Sky Sports are reporting he held talks with Zaha on Wednesday night in an effort to convince him to return to the club. Watch this space ...
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 07:17:00 AM

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp would be interested in signing Manchester United's Wilfried Zaha if the winger was available on loan.

Zaha's dream move to Manchester United has turned in to a bit of a nightmare, with the winger making just a handful of appearances last season and ending the season out on loan at Cardiff. It is understood that Louis van Gaal would allow Zaha to move to loan to get some football under his belt, and QPR could head the list of potential suitors, along with his former side Crystal Palace.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 03:48:00 AM

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish admits he would be interested in bringing Wilfried Zaha back to the club in the summer should the Eagles avoid relegation.

Zaha was instrumental in Palace's promotion last season and his performances secured him a big-money move to Manchester United, but he had very little opportunity to impress under David Moyes and has struggled to make any sort of impact on loan at Cardiff. If Tony Pulis is able to keep the Eagles in the Premier League then the player may well be interested in a return next season, even if it was another loan move.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 04:32:00 AM

In the highly anticipated South Wales derby, Cardiff City played Swansea tough in the first half but eventually fell apart defensively in the second, as the Swans would then cruise to a 3-0 win.

Cardiff had a chance to take advantage of a floundering Swansea side, and would have matched them on points in the table with a win today, but were overwhelmed in the second half by the Swans attack while not being able to counter effectively. Wilfried Zaha looked lively when on the ball, making his first start for the Bluebirds, but also seemed to disappear for long stretches of time. Craig Bellamy came closest to scoring with a screamer off the crossbar which would have made it 1-1 at the time, but nothing much more beyond that today.
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 02:44:00 PM

Wilfried Zaha has joined Cardiff on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season, the Bluebirds manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has announced.

This is a great signing for Cardiff, who snap up Zaha until the end of the season. The highly rated winger has barely featured for Manchester United, but he remains one of England's brightest talents and could be a key player as the Welsh side look to get out of the relegation zone. Managaer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer summed the player up nicely, saying "he has pace, power, technical ability and goes past people. He will give us that extra change of tempo in the final third, where we really need it. He will bring that little final bit to find pockets of space and produce a bit of magic.". We'll be monitoring Zaha's early performances as the young man could prove a handy fantasy option.
Source: The Guardian
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 05:35:00 AM

Wilfried Zaha is gearing up for a loan move to Cardiff City sometime soon, but head coach David Moyes put all talks on hold until they can assess the extent Nani's hamstring injury.

The 21-year old winger was purchased by then-boss Alex Ferguson from Crystal Palace for £15 million in the January transfer window last season, but eventually remained with the club on loan to finish out the year. Zaha has made just two Premier League appearances under head coach David Moyes which has squashed any chance at him joining up with the England national team for the World Cup. With that said, Zaha now wants to go out on loan again in hopes of getting more first team reps with the Red Devils down the road. The latest reports claim Cardiff City are in the best position to snatch him up after Moyes hinted that he would not be returning to Palace.
Source: The Mirror
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 05:08:00 AM

Manager David Moyes will consider all offers sent in for England international Wilfried Zaha. While nothing has been received as of yet, Newcastle and Everton look like the front-runners to land the speedy winger come January.

Zaha, a 21-year old Ivory Coast native, has barely seen any action since signing a five-and-a-half-year, £10 million contract (£15m with performance-related bonuses) for Manchester United back in January. Moyes noted that while they are open to offers, nothing has come about as of yet. "I did say to Wilf if I didn't feel he was getting enough games, I would consider it. Obviously if we've got injuries or other reasons, I wouldn't take it on board. The truth is we haven't had anybody phoning up and wanting to do that at the moment. While it's like that, I am fine." Zaha is currently a non-factor in fantasy, logging just 30 minutes total through 16 premier league games in 2013, but a move to another big club in January could turn him into an option worth monitoring. Reports suggest Newcastle and Everton are at the front of the line.
Source: ESPN FC
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 03:46:00 AM