Yannick Bolasie has told manager Alan Pardew he is ready to return to the Crystal Palace team following the death of his father.
Bolasie missed last weekend's home victory against Aston Villa on compassionate grounds, travelling back to his home in DR Congo to be with his family.
The 26-year-old winger has returned to London and, according to Pardew, is in a "good frame of mind" and keen to play against Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday despite his difficult week.
Mile Jedinak could miss Crystal Palace's Premier League clash with Chelsea with a hamstring problem.
The Australian midfielder was forced out of Palace's 4-1 extra-time victory over Shrewsbury Town in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.
Palace's reward for beating Shrewsbury is a home tie against Charlton in the third round.
Eagles boss Alan Pardew admitted Jedinak may struggle to be fit to face Chelsea in the teams' Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
"I'm a little bit worried...