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Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has been imperious in Palace’s fight against relegation and the Eagles are yet to win without him this season.

The 25-year-old has been outstanding this season and was unstoppable yesterday as he bagged a brace in his side’s thrilling 3-2 win over fierce rivals Brighton.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes Zaha can even get to the level of Chelsea star, Eden Hazard.

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“He is very important, as he was last season when he stepped up to the plate and he helped the team to survive then,” he said.

“He is doing his level best again to help us now and we can’t ask any more of him, but his biggest question is that he has a lot of years ahead of him, so what is he going to do to get better?

“His dribbling ability and ability on the ball has been good for a long period of time, so what step can he take to get himself up there to be recognised the same as Alexis Sanchez or Eden Hazard?

“I believe that with his qualities, there’s no reason he can’t take that step and be even better, but of course this season he’s going to be involved in a dogfight.

“You’ve probably only seen the best of him when the team are playing for their lives every Saturday.”

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