"We have to see if the club will want him", Willian said.
A tight one null ballgame was not a true reflection of the action at hand, but it does display the intensity between the two on the day.
'(Cesc) Fabregas, (Ruben) Loftus-Cheek and (Danny) Drinkwater - then Giroud, and we were already without Pedro and (Callum) Hudson-Odoi.
Sarri added: "Fabregas is a neck problem". "Today his movement was really very good and done with the right timing".
Coach Maurizio Sarri said the Frenchman had an ankle problem which looked set to rule him out of Wednesday's game against Southampton and adds to the team's fitness problems, particularly in attack with Pedro, Cesc Fabregas and Ruben Loftus Cheek also now sidelined.
"It's no secret he's a target", said Hodgson, whose side play Wolves on Wednesday. "He would provide the attacking threat that a good centre forward should provide..." He's a proven goalscorer through all the age groups at Chelsea and England.
The Blues could have been forgiven for thinking the trip to Selhurst Park could be a banana skin and a tricky test to overcome, but if they did think that it did not show on the pitch, as they displayed a confidence and an assurance that saw them ease to victory.
Chelsea laboured for long spells against a disciplined but relatively unambitious Palace side, hitting the post twice in the first half from Willian's curling free kick and Ross Barkley's overhead kick from a corner. I will have a meeting with the doctor.
"The only thing I didn't like is that we didn't kill the match off", added the Italian. But for 85 minutes we were in full control without conceding anything to the opponents. "In the second half, for 40 minutes, we moved the ball better".
"We have to play 19 matches, so other team's results are not important but it is crucial to have continuity".