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Yannick Bolasie | Midfielder | #7

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185

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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. Feb 11 - 11:12 AM

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Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew made two brief statements concerning the winter transfer window for the Eagles: Search for a forward and no selling key players.

Said Pardew: "One of the reasons we gave them the contracts was to say: 'We want to keep your heart and your mind here'"...The fact of it is that we are pretty confident that we will keep all of our best players here. One or two players who are not playing may move on if the bid is right, for sure." Yannick Bolasie is one of those players who recently signed a new contract after lots of transfer interest this summer. Pardew, who is in talks over a new deal himself, also said the club won't be looking to sign any defenders or midfielders, with just a forward in mind following all the club's injuries up front and the departure of Patrick Bamford.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 10 - 2:57 PM

Alan Pardew confirmed Crystal Palace have suffered a double injury blow with the news that Connor Wickham and Yannick Bolasie are expected to miss the next month at least.

A hamstring strain forced Wickham off during the recent win over Stoke while Bolasie picked up a hip injury at the Britannia. "They’re not going to play on Monday [against Swansea]," Pardew said. "They look as though they’ll both be out for about four weeks. "We’re pretty thin at the moment but that’s part of the game." Fraizer Campbell led the attack against Bournemouth while Jordon Mutch disappointed after starting his first Premier League game since August.
Source: London 24
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Palace suffer a second successive defeat and second successive blank in front of goal, raising questions about their cutting edge…

Plenty went right for Palace in the summer, but they didn’t add the striker they wanted. Likewise, there has been plenty to be pleased about with their start to the season. But two defeats without scoring hints that the lack of a finisher could restrict their upward progress. Yanick Bolasie started the match in the central striking role – the fifth player to be given the role this season. But was replaced by Frazier Campell (the sixth) in a half-time reshuffle. Bakery Sako, Jason Puncheon, Wilfried Zaha and Johan Cabaye have all performed well so far, without really delivering enough end product. The same could be said for Palace as a whole. Injured defenders Joel Ward and Scott Dann remain their 2nd and 3rd best performers according to and until Conor Wickham comes back – and starts scoring – that is likely to remain the case.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 05:45:00 AM

Palace boss Alan Pardew was pragmatic in defeat against the early Champions-elect…

The manner of Palace’s defeat was harsh – a last minute goal from a substitute moments after your sub has missed a sitter is always difficult to take. But Pardew acknowledged that Palace were second best in the second half. Bakary Sako wasn’t able to reproduce last week’s heroics but Wilfried Zaha and Yanick Bolasie were a constant threat. Bolasie – starting in a central striking role that will delight FL managers who the midfielder if he stays there – still hasn’t claimed his first home goal. But it is just a matter of time. Palace again looked solid defensively and inventive going forward. If Bolasie – or someone - can find their shooting boots, the Eagles look well capable of a Top 8 finish.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 09:20:00 AM

Yannick Bolasie is set to return for Crystal Palace after a week out following the death of his father.

There was speculation rampant after Bolasie was held out last weekend because his name has come up frequently in transfer speculation. As it turned out, Bolasie was given compassionate leave after the passing of his father. He should be back in the squad and the starting line-up for this weekend's match at Stamford Bridge which will be a great measuring stick for an improved Crystal Palace squad that will hope to fight for a spot just below the Champions League places this season.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 01:48:00 PM

Yannick Bolasie was a late omission from the Crystal Palace squad on Saturday as the 26 year-old was given compassionate leave following the sudden death of his father.

Bolasie left for the DR Congo on Friday and could miss next weekends’ encounter at Stamford Bridge "I couldn't care less if he takes three weeks," said Pardew. "It's not easy losing your father. I lost my father." His absence handed a late call-up for Bakary Sako who took his chance and capped an excellent individual performance to score the winner against Aston Villa with only three minutes remaining. Sako recently signed from Championship side Wolves to increase competition in wide areas - Wilfried Zaha and Bolasie - although Pardew admitted that most of credit should go to chairman Steve Parish who persuaded him to take a chance on the winger when the club were initially in the market for a left-back.
Source: Daily Mail
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 06:39:00 AM

Alan Pardew has revealed that "it come take time" before Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie get up-to speed after missing a large chunk of pre-season due to injury.

Zaha had surgery to address a toe problem while Bolasie only returned to the first-team for the season opener at Norwich having missed the previous 3-weeks due to a hamstring complaint. Following the 2-1 home defeat to Arsenal Palace boss Pardew was quoted as saying that some of his "exuberant" attacking players were "not quite there yet physically" although they weren’t far away. However the Eagles boss did single out praise for new signings Yohan Cabaye, Connor Wickham and Alex McCarthy who "have been terrific." Palace take on Villa this weekend and could include Bakary Sako in the squad for the first time since his big money move from Wolves. The winger is working on increasing his fitness levels having stepped up to the PL for the first time in his career.
Source: London24
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 08:55:00 AM

Crystal Palace are set to announce their fifth signing of the summer, beating West Brom to the signature of winger Bakary Sako…

Manager Alan Pardew was being a tad coy with confirming the name of his latest acquisition, as – like many transfer dealings – the Wolves winger is just one link in the chain. The 27-year-old Mali international Sako has been in talks with West Brom, but they are thought to prefer Matt Phillips from QPR – a deal that is also close – so Palace have snuck in the backdoor. This in turn will add fuel to the speculation that Palace winger Yannick Bolasie could be about to leave the club. Word coming out of Palace is Bolasie will not be sold this summer. But Tottenham are long-time admirers and Bolasie himself has done nothing to quell the rumours. So don’t be surprised in Sako’s signing triggers a domino effect…
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 06:58:00 AM

Multiple teams have inquired about Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie, but it's unknown if the winger is available.

Tottenham, West Ham, and Aston Villa have all reportedly inquired about Bolasie. According to Sky Sports, at least two of those teams are expected to bid on the winger. Bolasie is a 25-year-old player who can create chances for others and finish his own. It's unknown what price Alan Pardew is willing to sell him at, but he told the media Bolasie is valued at £40m, which is a ridiculous price for an average winger. Villa should be considered the favorites to win a bidding war as they have a huge need in attack and a lot of money from the sales of Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Palace winger Yannick Bolasie sparks a Twitter frenzy among fans by ‘liking’ a tweet linking him with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Bolasie was one of the stars of the excellent second half of the season. Pardew has developed a system to accommodate the maverick talents of Bolasie, Jason Puncheon and Wilfried Zaha - particularly on the road. They scored more away goals Liverpool or Man United and their away record alone would’ve placed them 5th in the table. But Pardew has made no secret of his willingness to sell at the right price, placing a £40 million price tag on Bolasie in April, saying: ‘I’ll take it and we’ll build the team around that money. Every player has his price.’ Whether Bolasie’s price is actually £40 million is questionable and whether Tottenham are willing to pay another question entirely. But it is clear Palace are willing to sell – and Bolasie is evidently willing to go.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 06:27:00 AM

Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace had one of the better quarter hours of production you will see from any individual player, as he bagged three goals and added an assist in that time to turn a 0-0 affair into 1-4 slaughter of Sunderland.

The Eagles have been one of the more consistent and fun to watch attacking units in the top flight these days and though their barrage took up only a fraction of the match, it was a delight to witness. Glenn Murray scored his sixth goal in his last six appearances to open the scoring with a header thanks to a cross from Bolasie. From there, it was all Yannick. He scored on an assist from Murray, who was returning the favor for his goal. Then he received a long ball between two defenders and chipped it cooly over the keeper's head for the second, then wrapped it up by sheer determination as he stumbled while trying to collect the ball in the area, somehow maintained his composure and stuck another one in. The Eagles return home next to face a Baggies side who have suddenly forgotten how to defend. A Palace attacker would be a nice touch for most fantasy teams in Week 34.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 12:46:00 PM

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolaise is tipped to shine against Aston Villa in Week 14.

While Mile Jedinak is the obvious premium midfield choice if you have the money, not many fantasy managers will be able to stretch their budget that far and so the next best option for us is Yannick Bolasie. The Eagles winger has been superb in recent weeks - including a match-winning display in the 3-1 win over Liverpool - and will offer a huge threat to Aston Villa with his pace, trickery, crossing and shots from distance.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 04:51:00 AM

Crystal Palace shook off an early Liverpool goal and gradually took over the contest, with a pair of goals in the final 15 minutes making the difference as the Eagles win 3-1.

Down a goal after 90 seconds, Palace could have been in for a long day but Dwight Gayle leveled things after 17 minutes and the crowd at Selhurst Park could smell blood. Gayle was gifted a kind rebound from a Bolasie strike that clanked straight off the post and squeaked it past Simon Mignolet. The Eagles went into an extra gear in the second half and again Bolasie was at the center of seemingly every chance. Impossible to contain, he was drawing extra defenders toward him whenever he was on the ball and that opened up space for others. He would find Joe Ledley wide open in the 78th minute and Ledley nutmegged Mignolet to give the Eagles the lead. They would put the game to bed when Mile Jedinak scored his fourth of the season with a picture perfect deep free kick that no keeper could reach. Now out of the relegation zone, Palace will look to build off the win when they travel to Swansea next.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 10:33:00 AM

Yannick Bolasie put in a busy display despite a poor Crystal Palace performance in Week 7.

The Eagles were well beaten by Hull, but at least Bolasie was able to provide some sparkle on the flank as he returned 13 points in the Yahoo fantasy game. His contributions were typical of a winger - successful crosses and corners won - with a shot on target and a couple of blocks thrown in, suggesting he was involved in most of the Palace positive. Bolasie has been averaging a respectable eight points per game so far this season and is less than 0.5% owned, so he could prove a decent differential pick when Neil Warnock's men face slightly easier fixtures.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 04:46:00 AM