Yannick Bolasie
Yannick Bolasie set to return to action earlier than expected following the death of his father last weekend Getty

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie will return to contention for the club's upcoming Premier League match against Chelsea, manager Alan Pardew has confirmed.

Bolasie, 26, has attracted significant attention from Tottenham Hotspur over recent weeks and played a combined 63 minutes of football so far this season before missing the 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on 15 August following the death of his father.

The bereavement led to his sympathetic manager proclaiming that he would not mind if the highly-rated Democratic Republic of Congo winger, believed to be valued at approximately £25m ($38.3m), took a three-week break before returning to football.

That would not appear to be necessary, however, with Pardew revealing Bolasie will feature against the reigning champions this weekend as Palace hope to secure their third league win at Stamford Bridge and inflict a second top-flight defeat in 100 home games on Jose Mourinho.

"He (Bolasie) has lost his father and of course that affects any human being and any family, and he's dealing with his family," Pardew said in a press conference relayed by Sky Sports. "He'll be involved on Saturday because he wants to be involved.

"Because his father went to every game. I think that's good for us, it'll be good for him and his family. The player's welfare is in good shape, he's in a good frame of mind. We're very pleased that he's dealing with it so well."

While Bolasie will be available for selection, Palace captain Mile Jedinak is set to miss the short trip to west London after suffering a hamstring strain during the Capital One Cup victory over League One outfit Shrewsbury Town in midweek.

The hosts, who won last season's corresponding fixture 1-0 to seal their first title since 2010, will be without the services of John Terry following his red card against West Brom last time out. Kurt Zouma should continue to deputise alongside Gary Cahill, with Chelsea still being frustrated in their protracted pursuit of Everton centre-back John Stones. Doubts also remain over the fitness of Oscar and Victor Moses.