Oct 14, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​Selhurst Park
Attendance: 25,480
Crystal Palace
2-1
Chelsea
Azpilicueta (11' og.), Zaha (45')
Milivojevic (71'), Dann (83')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Bakayoko (18')
Bakayoko (87')

Wilfried Zaha targets injury return ahead of Chelsea game

Zaha targets return ahead of Chelsea game
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Wilfried Zaha pencils in the October 14 London derby showdown with Chelsea for his return to action with Crystal Palace following two months out injured.

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has revealed that he is "getting stronger" on his return from a knee injury and is hopeful of being back in time to play a part against Chelsea on October 14.

The Ivory Coast international has been out of action since the opening day of the season after sustaining the damage in the 3-0 loss to Huddersfield Town.

Zaha hinted earlier this month that he could be back on the field prior to the international break, but he has now pencilled in the London derby next month for his return date.

"It's going well, I'm getting stronger," he told talkSPORT. "Hopefully I'll be back soon. I'm trying to be back soon for the Chelsea game. It's hard to watch as obviously I want to help the team going through this hard patch. That's why I'm working so hard at the gym to help the team as soon as possible."

Asked whether he felt Palace chiefs were right to sack Frank de Boer after just 77 days in charge, Zaha added: "I slightly think he should have got a bit more time, as it's not easy to transition from how we used to play to the way we play now. But football is ruthless; if you're not getting the results you get fired."

Zaha enjoyed his best season yet in front of goal last time out, bagging nine assists and seven goals in the Premier League.

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Wilfried Zaha and Demetri Mitchell in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on May 21, 2017
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