Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace winger self-isolating after positive coronavirus test

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss Monday’s match against Burnley.

Palace manager Roy Hodgson confirmed Zaha is self-isolating after returning a positive test ahead of the trip to Turf Moor, live on Sky Sports Premier League.

“He has tested positive unfortunately for coronavirus so is self-isolating, and is awaiting the results of the next test,” said Hodgson.

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“He is not feeling particularly ill, but unfortunately the test proved [positive], and he is following the procedures.”

Belgium international Michy Batshuayi replaced Zaha in the starting line-up to face Burnley.


His inclusion is the only change to the side from the starting XI that beat Leeds 4-1 prior to the international break.

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Zaha did not feature for the Ivory Coast during the recent break, as they played Madagascar home and away in Africa Cup of Nations qualification.

The 28-year-old wrote on Twitter: “Wishing the team good luck today! I’ve got some family responsibilities that I’ve got to take care of, which means I won’t be there for the next two games but will be back next time around.

“Supporting you all the way.”

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