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Thierry Henry shares secret goalscoring plan with new Everton signing

By Alex Taylor

Everton star Yannick Bolasie has been working on a secret goal-scoring formula with childhood hero Thierry Henry.

Bolasie, 27, met with the Arsenal legend at Finch Farm ahead of Everton’s clash with Crystal Palace on Friday.

The pacy winger is yet to score for the Toffees and admitted asking Henry the secret of his success.

“I have seen him do some unbelievable stuff,” Bolaise told the Everton Twitter account. “So I just asked him what his thought process was. He broke it down for me, it’s going to be my secret.“

Bolasie, in the same way as Henry did in the early part of his career, operates as a left-sided forward with pace and a keen eye for goal.

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The Blue’s winger arrived at Everton this summer but has failed to find the net in eight games for his new club.

The attacker has scored 28 goals and provided 38 assists in 280 games throughout his career, a far cry from Henry’s stunning haul of 228 strikes in the Premier League with Arsenal.

Bolasie will be facing his former club Palace for the first time on Friday evening and a win for Ronald Koeman’s side would take them up to second in the table.

The Blues have already beaten West Brom, Sunderland and Bournemouth this season as they chase European qualification.

In other Everton news, Paul Merson believes there is “not much between” Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke ahead of the Blue’s clash with Crystal Palace on Friday night.