Yohan Cabaye hails Wilfried Zaha's Crystal Palace impact since return from injury
Last Updated: 14/11/17 10:18am
Yohan Cabaye admits Crystal Palace missed Wilfried Zaha during his two-month injury spell and has hailed the winger's impact since returning.
Zaha returned to the Crystal Palace line-up last month after being sidelined for nine weeks when he sustained a knee injury on the opening day of the season against Huddersfield.
Palace fell to the bottom of the Premier League table during the 25-year old's absence, leading to former boss Frank de Boer being replaced by Roy Hodgson.
Cabaye, who has featured in nine of the Eagles' 11 games this season, acknowledges Zaha's effect on the team, insisting has the ability to create special moments in games.
"Wilf is very important for us and for the club," Cabaye told Sky Sports.
"He can do some things [on the pitch] that only he knows how to do. It is important to have that kind of player in the squad."
Zaha has produced standout performances against Chelsea and West Ham since returning to the first team, a spell team-mate Cabaye proves how valuable he is to the club.
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"We missed him, and also Christian [Benteke], when he was injured and then since he's back he's showed everyone what he can do on the pitch," added the French international.
"Hopefully he will be in a good way after last week and the game for Ivory Coast and hopefully he will play well on Saturday [against Everton]."
Crystal Palace host Everton in the Premier League on Saturday in search of reducing the six-point gap to Bournemouth in 17th.