Yannick Bolasie exclusive: We can decide title race

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In an interview with GiveMeSport, Yannick Bolasie insisted that Crystal Palace can be instrumental in the Premier League title race. The Congolese winger is hoping to repay the support of the fans with a win against Liverpool in the Eagles' final home fixture.

Following Liverpool's ill-timed defeat at the hands of Jose Mourinho, Manchester City are in pole position to secure their third league title. However, Pellegrini's men face a trip to Goodison Park this weekend – a ground they haven't won at for five years – meaning a Palace victory could transform the whole dynamic, leaving the door ajar for Chelsea.

"We wanted to win against Man City but we lost 2-0. So it's a bit different against the top teams," Bolasie said. "Hopefully we could get a good result in our last home game in front of our crowd. And also have a say in the title race." 

Bolasie will have an opportunity to come up against Liverpool striker Luis Suarez - the winner of this season's PFA award, and the player the young winger selected on his own voting form.

"I voted for Luis Suarez and Eden Hazard," Bolasie explained.

"When I saw Suarez play live it was his first game back from a 10-game suspension. You could see he was a top player. I didn't know he would go on to score 30 goals this season. He was hungry and wanted to score goals. He's one of the best strikers in the world.

"Obviously, the same for Eden Hazard. Not everyone was sure whether he could score goals. This season he's added a lot of goals. It's made him come to a new level."

Bolasie has enjoyed a fine season on a personal level, particularly since the appointment of Tony Pulis as the club's manager. And it was against Liverpool's neighbours on Merseyside that Bolasie believes he registered his most accomplished performance of the campaign.

He explained: "I think I'd go with Everton. It felt like home really. Played against very good opposition and very good full-backs. [I] gave them a couple of problems."

"I think [my performances] have got better and better as the games have gone on, especially under the gaffer - Tony Pulis. I think I've learned a lot as well. When I first came in I was excited, but now I'm a bit calmer."

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