The 29-year-old came off injured during France's friendly against Portugal last week, but Pardew has revealed that it was only a precaution
"Yohan came off as a precaution. He has had problems with his groin and he felt a little bit in the scar tissue," said Pardew in his pre-match conference.
"He did the sensible thing in coming off and he has trained today [Thursday] and he was magnificent."
The Eagles currently sit second on the Premier League table on nine points from four matches, three behind the highly-flying Sky Blues.