Everton boss Allardyce pleased with Bolasie performance

Everton boss Sam Allardyce has revealed that he was delighted with the performance of Yannick Bolasie in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Bolasie is yet to score or register an assist for Everton since returning from a year-long absence in the latter stages of 2017.

The 28-year-old was impressive against Brighton at the weekend, however, as the Toffees returned to winning ways in the Premier League.

Everton paid Crystal Palace £25m to sign Bolasie in the summer of 2016, and Allardyce is hopeful that the attacker will now be able to kick on following a frustrating period.

Allardyce, who remains under pressure at Goodison Park, told Everton’s official website:

“He was [fantastic with and without ball]. He improved the more it went on – the longer the game went on and the more we got the ball to him. And perhaps the game opened up a bit more [after the opening goal].

“What I liked, is that when he produced the final ball that caused the first goal, his game got even better from then on. He got more confidence straightaway. He started running at them more, causing them more and more problems.

“It will be nice to see the old Yannick back on a consistent basis because I think he gives us good balance down the left-hand side.”

Bolasie managed one goal in 15 appearances for Everton last season before picking up the knee injury that would ultimately see him miss a year of football.

Allardyce’s side will attempt to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League when they travel to struggling Stoke City this weekend.