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Yannick Bolasie | Midfielder | #7

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185

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Yannick Bolasie took another step towards a return to competitive action when he joined the first-team in training on Wednesday.
The winger has been sidelined since rupturing knee ligaments in 2016, but speaking ahead of the Europa League match against Atlanta, David Unsworth said he expects Bolasie to return: "Probably [in] late December [or] going into the new year. Yannick’s had four sessions with the Under-23s and had a gym session this week as well. He’s absolutely chomping at the bit, which is great." The plan will be to reintegrate him back into full training over the next month. The caretaker boss also revealed another long-term absentee – Seamus Coleman – could be back in January while Ross Barkley and James McCarthy [both hamstring] are said to be a couple of weeks away. Morgan Schneiderlin [toe] should return on Sunday and Mason Holgate has a short-term groin issue. Nov 22 - 4:44 PM

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Yannick Bolasie is edging closer to his return from an ACL injury after starting up light training with Everton.

While the winger says he still has a ways to go before rejoining the full squad, the club is hopeful Bolasie can return before the end of the calendar year, which would mark a year since his injury last December. Said Bolasie: "I'm just happy to be back out there and moving about the way I can. I'm getting stronger by the day and I'm looking forward to coming back. There's still a while to go but I'm happy with where I'm at. At this stage, I couldn't ask to be in a better place and everything just seems like it's clicking into place."
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 8 - 5:01 PM

Yannick Bolasie is hoping to play again before the end of 2017 as he continues his recovery from a serious knee injury.

The former Crystal Palace winger, who arrived at Goodison Park 10 months ago, has been sidelined since damaging knee ligaments in December 2016. Bolasie has since undergone two separate operations to repair his meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament, and while an initial timeline had him pencilled in for a return in early 2018, he is hoping to comeback ahead of schedule. "Getting back in December would be the best Christmas present. A player like me always wants to be on the pitch." Bolasie also feels that his time out will help to improve his game: "I am going to be subconsciously more cautious with any sharp movements. My old managers - Alan Pardew and Tony Pulis - always felt I would gain more composure with age. Now I have had this injury, I think it will come, but I don't think I will lose my pace or my sprinting - and I feel strong already."
Jun 21 - 10:37 AM

Everton's Yannick Bolasie's injury nightmare has only just begun with the winger expected to miss up to a year.

The playmaker suffered an ACL injury in the first week of December that has already required one major surgery and will now need another in the coming months to repair the ruptured ligaments. Bolasie arrived this summer in a £30 million move from Crystal Palace, recording one goal and four assists in his debut season on Merseyside. Said manager Ronald Koeman at the club's annual general meeting: "He's, at the moment, optimistic. It is a long-term injury, 10, 11, 12 months. That is a big disappointment but he will come back, he has a strong mentality."
Source: Daily Mail
Jan 5 - 3:07 PM

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie's debut season on Merseyside seems to have come to a close following an ACL injury.

Scans confirmed the £30million summer signing from Crystal Palace will need surgery to repair ligaments in his right knee after leaving the club's 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday in the 68th minute. Not only does the operation rule him out for the rest of the season, but it also keeps him from representing DR Congo at the African Cup of Nations in January. Bolasie has played in every Premier League match since making the move to Goodison Park, recording a goal and four assists. Now, manager Ronald Koeman will have to choose between Gerard Deulofeu, Enner Valencia and Tom Cleverley to replace the playmaker on the wing.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 04:15:00 AM

Yannick Bolasie could miss the Africa Cup of Nations next month after he suffered what appeared to be a serious looking knee injury against Manchester United.

The former Crystal Palace winger overstretched for a ball midway through the second half, and following lengthy treatment on the touchline, Bolasie lasted another four minutes before dropping to the Goodison turf once again. Following an impressive start to his Everton career, Bolasie has struggled in recent games, a dip in form which has coincided with the Toffees’ downturn. Today’s 1-1 draw ensures Ronald Koeman’s men have just one win from their last 9 Premier League encounters, although they did take a point from the Etihad. The absence of Bolasie, could open the door for West Ham loanee Enner Valencia who has been restricted to nothing more than a bit part role since his arrival in July.
Source: Daily Mail
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 05:04:00 PM

Everton's autumn slide only continued following a 2-1 loss to Burnley that extends the club's Premier League winless streak to four games.

Heading into Gameweek 6, the Toffees sat in second place behind Manchester City, until a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth preceded two draws and a loss at the Turf Moor on Saturday to drop the club into sixth place. Everton did well to respond to a first-half deficit after Sam Vokes sent the Clarets ahead in the 39th minute after Maarten Stekelenburg couldn't control a save that fell right to Vokes. But Yannick Bolasie answered in the second half with his first Premier League goal for the Toffees after taking the ball off Romelu Lukaku's feet and firing it past Tom Heaton before Scott Arfield's late winner broke Everton's heart.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 12:26:00 PM

"Sky Sports" report Everton has seen its club-record bid for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie accepted this week.

Reports claim the bid will surpass the previous club record of £28 million paid to Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku two years ago with add-ons taking the fee near £30 million for Bolasie. With Bolasie, Andros Townsend, Wilfried Zaha, Bakary Sako and Connor Wickham, Palace has toyed with the idea of selling Bolasie in order to fund a £30 million-plus move for Liverpool forward Christian Benteke this summer after seeing a £25 million bid shot down last month. But after selling John Stones for upwards of £40 million, Everton manager Ronald Koeman now has money to spend prior to the season opener against Spurs this weekend.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 04:36:00 AM

Reports in England confirm Everton is trying to conduct a bit of last-minute shopping before its opener against Tottenham this weekend.

Just this week the Toffees have seen a £10million bid for Swansea City defender Ashley Williams rejected, an £18million bid for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie turned down and have just submitted an £18million bid for Sunderland defender Lamine Kone as they look to replace defender John Stones, who is being linked with a last-minute move to Manchester City. Ronald Koeman has only signed Maarten Stekelenburg and Idrissa Gueye this summer and is expected to return with improved bids for Bolasie and Williams this summer.
Source: The Guardian
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 05:38:00 AM

Alan Pardew will make a late decision on Yannick Bolasie who is struggling due to sickness: "We’re waiting on him." Meanwhile, the Eagles boss also confirms Mile Jedinak "has a slight knock."

If one, or both players miss out against Stoke then Palace do have options, although Chung-Yong Lee is unlikely to be considered after he was fined this week following his comments about Pardew in the South Korean Press. Bakary Sako and Joe Ledley are poised to come in. Wilfried Zaha "still has a bit of a problem" which means he’ll miss the remaining league games "but he should be fine by the (FA Cup) final" in a little over two weeks. "He is a naturally fit guy. He did the injury before the semi-final. We monitored him afterwards and saw there was a slight tear." Sullay Kaikai was brilliant during his loan spell at Shrewsbury and young midfielder will be play a part during the run-in: "I'm not sure I'll involve him this weekend, but I will involve him at Southampton. He's earned that."
Thu, May 5, 2016 09:29:00 AM

Crystal Palace will be relieved have all of its usual starters available to face Watford in the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday.

Manager Alan Pardew confirmed that winger Yannick Bolasie and defenders Scott Dann and Joel Ward will all be in contention to start against Watford after missing Wednesday's loss to Manchester United due to various knocks sustained last weekend against Arsenal. The squad was so depleted against the Red Devils that Pardew made seven changes to the starting lineup from the Arsenal draw. But the move were suited to getting the club back to full strength before what is undoubtedly the biggest game of the season for the club at Wembley.
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 12:32:00 PM

Crystal Palace will be without four of its weekend starters for Wednesday's Premier League fixture against Manchester United.

Manager Alan Pardew revealed that winger Yannick Bolasie, who scored the equalizing goal against Arsenal for a critical point this weekend, will miss the run-in due to a knock while Joe Ledley will follow suit after starting this weekend in place of Wilfried Zaha. The Palace manager also confirmed that Joel Ward and Scott Dann will be absent for tomorrow's match due to injuries sustained over the weekend in the hopes of being available to face Watford in the FA Cup semfinals this weekend. Jordon Mutch and Lee Chung-Yong could be in for a recall to the starting XI while the club could also opt for two strikers in Connor Wickham and Emmanuel Adebayor.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 01:23:00 PM

Crystal Palace clawed back from a 1-0 away deficit against a formidable Arsenal attack for a 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

The Eagles need just eight points from five remaining matches to clinch their survival after taking such a critical point from Arsenal. The Palace defense held strong despite 21 shots from the Gunners. But the one moment of weakness came when a limping Scott Dann failed to clear the ball in stoppage time of the first half before Alexis Sanchez dispatched a header into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. But the home side couldn't put the game away before Yannick Bolasie surprised Petr Cech with a daisy-cutter from outside of the box after Emmanuel Adebayor fed the winger off a counter-attack to seal the draw.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Crystal Palace was handed a major boost with the return of winger Yannick Bolasie from injury on Sunday in the FA Cup against Spurs.

Bolasie came on as a second-half substitute for Emmanuel Adebayor in the 76th minute after missing close to the last two months with a hip injury. Crystal Palace has not won a single Premier League match in the nine matches since Bolasie was sidelined and the Eagles have only scored four goals in that span after going goalless in the first five matches. Now that Bolasie is back into the mix, expect Alan Pardew to throw him straight back into the starting lineup to give the struggling attack a much-needed upgrade, making him a good fantasy option in any format.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Alan Pardew confirmed that this weekend's match will come too soo for Yannick Bolasie and Bakary Sako, but the duo is in line to return to training next week.

Bolasie has missed the past six weeks with a leg injury and the Crystal Palace attack has struggled mightily in his absence with only three goals and no wins since Boxing Day. Upon his return, Bolasie could be a shrewd fantasy pickup considering his stellar second-half to last season. Sako is set to join him in full training next week as he recovers from a hamstring injury that has kept him out for a month. The former Wolves forward aggravated the injury upon his initial return after missing a month and has only made one appearance in the past two months.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 11:12:00 AM