Wilfried Zaha could miss Palace’s FA Cup trip to Watford with calf strain

• Winger doubtful for quarter-final due to injury in training
• Zaha has feisty relationship with Watford players and fans

Crystal Palace have potentially been dealt a major blow ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final against Watford after Wilfried Zaha suffered a calf strain in training which could keep him out of the tie at Vicarage Road.

While the injury is not considered serious, there is a risk Zaha might aggravate the strain by playing in the sixth-round match on Saturday. Palace are currently five points clear of the relegation places in the Premier League but would be anxious not to lose the Ivory Coast winger – who has been recalled by his national side for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda later this month – for a longer period over the run-in.

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