Four stats that prove Bolasie is the signing of the summer
Everton’s spending-to-points surplus
A curious piece of analysis courtesy of Transfermarkt, comparing net spend during the summer transfer window with current positions in the Premier League.
As you can see, Everton were one of the few clubs to have a positive net spend during the summer, therefore ranking 18th throughout the division, and now find themselves in sixth place – giving them a difference of twelve.
Only Liverpool have fared better in this regard and although that can’t entirely be put down to Bolasie, he has played a major role as Everton’s biggest outlay. If the Congo man wasn’t in such fine form, Everton would likely be much further down this unique table.