Former Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux explained on BBC Match of the Day on Saturday night (February 27) what Yannick Bolasie brings to Crystal Palace.
Le Saux made the comments following Palace’s 3-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion away from home at The Hawthorns in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
Bolasie did not start the game, but the 26-year-old winger came on as a substitute at the start of the second half.
The DR Congo international replaced striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who was ineffective in the first half.
“I think for Bolasie, he brings so some much energy to the team,” said Le Saux on BBC Match of the Day on Saturday night (February 27). “He came on and replaced Adebayor, and Adebayor, you didn’t see him for the first 45 minutes at all and his work rate is not comparable to Bolasie’s. I just think that he brings that energy to Crystal Palace.”
Bolasie has been on the books of Palace since 2012 and is one of the best players in the current squad.
The former Bristol City winger has scored four goals and created 12 chances in 12 Premier League appearances so far this season.
The Palace man has a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 57%, and has won 10 headers, 49 dribbles and 14 tackles.