Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli deserves a second chance according to some supporters.
This is off the back of a highly impressive stat where the Belgian comes out on top in his area of the pitch.
Very little has been seen of Bolingoli since the New Year derby at the end of last year.
However, the Celts’ change of formation appears to fit Bolingoli over his teammates.
Time to bring Boli Bolingoli back into Celtic fold?
The 24-year-old was signed by Neil Lennon in the summer in a bid to bolster the left side.
Kieran Tierney was sold shortly after and Greg Taylor was subsequently signed.
However, it appeared Bolingoli got the nod despite a topsy turvy start of the season.
Winger Jonny Hayes had also moonlighted on occasion, but Bolingoli appeared to be first choice.
Unfortunately, performances tailed off culminating in a disaster against Rangers in December.
Bolingoli appears to be persona non grata for a while, but a new stat suggests Lennon is too hard on him.
Celtic’s Twitter account posted that Bolingoli has made the fifth most key passes in the Hoops’ squad.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) March 12, 2020
It also makes him the top contributor in terms of key passes for the Celtic defence.
This is persuading some fans to ask why Bolingoli isn’t playing in the new look Celtic 3-5-2 formation.
Some Hoops fans are calling on Neil Lennon to select Belgian
Several Celtic supporters are taking to Twitter to pressure the Irishman to play Bolingoli.
Boli is the best left back we got , but because of a contingent of fans that took a dislike … neil seems to have listened .. Hayes just not good enough … Taylor too small not strong enough in defence and his final ball is too inconsistent… boli is the better by far of 3
— fjl1888 (@fjl1888) March 12, 2020
352 is asking for boli lads do the thing
— kieran byrnes (@kbyrnes95) March 12, 2020
Start Boli and Frimpong
— P (@BielsaBall) March 12, 2020
Bolingoli has more key passes than any Rangers player and he hasn’t played since December👀
— Ryan Blair (@RyanTheStriker) March 12, 2020
Bring back Boli.
— Paul Nangle (@PaulJamesNangle) March 12, 2020
That’s a proper stat for Boli, considering he hasn’t played regularly since league cup semi, stats don’t win you games but neither does Greg Taylor ♻️Boli
— BolingoliBall (@BallCeltic) March 12, 2020
Bolingoli is our best left back and was made a scapegoat for a poor performance by the whole team
— Hew (@thehewguy) March 12, 2020