MX23RW : Wednesday, October 17 23:22:16
Dec 18, 2017 at 8pm UK at ​Goodison Park
Attendance: 37,580
Everton
3-1
SwanseaSwansea City
Calvert-Lewin (45'), Sigurdsson (64'), Rooney (73' pen.)
Holgate (29'), Kenny (83')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Fer (35')
Dyer (37'), Fernandez (52'), Fer (82')

Sam Allardyce: Everton "crying out" for Yannick Bolasie return

Allardyce
© SilverHub
Everton manager Sam Allardyce hopes that Yannick Bolasie's possible return to action against Swansea City will bolster his side in an attacking sense.

Sam Allardyce has said that he is relishing the prospect of unleashing fit-again winger Yannick Bolasie when Everton play host to Swansea City on Monday night.

The 28-year-old has been missing for over a year with cruciate knee ligament damage, restricting him to just 15 first-team outings since arriving from Crystal Palace 16 months ago.

Toffees boss Allardyce hopes to have Bolasie available for the meeting with Swansea at Goodison Park, admitting that his side are desperate for an injection of pace and trickery in wide areas.

"The team has been crying out for what he offers," he told reporters. "Yannick is blessed with dynamic movements and pace that cause defenders great concern. He probably occupies two players when he's at his best because he's such a danger in possession.

"He's a player who has come from the lower leagues and built his way up to the top level of football. I always think those players have a great desire to achieve that. In the early part they've had people telling them they're not good enough but their own drive, determination and belief is so strong they go on and, in Yannick's case, arrive at Everton football club.

"It's been a fantastic journey for him and because of that there's a great opportunity for him to stay at the top level for as long as possible. Hopefully he will make a big contribution to our team when he comes back."

Congo international Bolasie has played in a couple of Under-23s matches over the past week to help build his fitness.

Share this article now:
New Everton boss Sam Allardyce is presented to the crowd ahead of the match with Huddersfield Town on December 2, 2017
Read Next:
Allardyce warns Everton against complacency
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account