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Palace dazzler Zaha: I know I can beat Chelsea star Cole

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has no fear going to the Premier League. Zaha believes he can get the better of any fullback in the game.

"I think about the Premier League all the time, wondering when I'm going to come up against better defenders,' he said. 'I don't think I've come up against a defender when I've thought 'What can I do to get past this guy?' If it was Ashley Cole I would be working it all out before the game, knowing he would stick tight to me. I'd drift inside and then run at him," he told the Daily Mail.

"Maybe he'll be able to deal with it, but that's when I can test him, isn't it? That's my time.

"If someone's on my back I'll stand on the ball and put it in a position where the guy behind me can't see it, then I can roll him whichever way I want.

"Even when I played against Fabio in the Carling Cup last season at Old Trafford, I was so nervous before the game, but if I wasn't good enough I wouldn't have been playing."

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