ALBION boss Chris Hughton has warned that Wilfried Zaha has top six quality.

He says it will require a team performance to snuff out the threat from Crystal Palace's sometimes "unplayable" winger at Selhurst Park tomorrow.

Glenn Murray, Albion's top scorer and former Palace team-mate, has stated previously that Zaha "can definitely go again to a top six club" after a move to Manchester United turned sour.

Hughton told The Argus: "If you are asking me if he has that type of ability, yes, I think he's a top player.

"The top players can't do it game in, game out, but sometimes on their day they are unplayable.

"He certainly fits into that type of category. He can have days where it's so difficult to get close to him."

Zaha was on target twice in the corresponding fixture last season, a 3-2 defeat for Albion.

He comes into the latest clash between the traditional rivals in prolific form, with five goals in his last five Premier League games.

Hughton said: "He's on a good run at the moment of scoring goals and his contribution to the team.

"It's not just about an individual stopping him, it has to be a team shape and a team performance that doesn't allow their best players to get into the best positions to have those opportunities.

"He would be no different to other quality players. If I look at what they've got, Batshuayi up top, Townsend, Schlupp playing on that left-hand side, you've got to be mindful of all of their better players.

"But there is no doubt that once Zaha gets the ball he is a big threat."