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Campbell Selects His Everton/Arsenal Six-A-Side Team

Ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash between Everton and Arsenal, we asked Blues hero and boyhood Gunners fan Kevin Campbell - who played for both clubs - to select a combined six-a-side team made up of three players he played with from each side.

Former striker Campbell made 202 appearances and scored 53 goals for Arsenal before making 159 outings and nettings on 48 occasions for Everton later in his career.

Ahead of naming five talented outfielders, he began his picks by choosing a legendary Premier League shot-stopper.

David Seaman - Arsenal

KC: "I have got to go with Dave. He was calmness personified and one of the best goalkeepers around. Even if all the heads around him might be losing it, he would be as cool as a cucumber. He was huge as well, so he'd probably fill the goal up!"


Tony Adams - Arsenal

KC: "A legendary defender, someone who leads by example. A really top defender and also someone who could come up with an important goal when it mattered as well. He's an easy choice at the back."


Dave Watson - Everton

KC: "Another easy choice in defence - Waggy. He had everything you'd want in a defender and a never-say-die attitude to go with it. He was so fit and strong - and what a partnership him and Tony Adams would be. We aren't conceding any goals!"


David Rocastle - Arsenal

KC: "His ability was incredible. They didn't call him the south London Brazilian for nothing. In training he had to be restricted to two-touch while everyone else was all-in because he was that good. Nobody could get the ball off him. An unbelievably talented player."


Don Hutchison - Everton

KC: "I had a really good connection with Don. He had great vision, could pick a pass and had an eye for goal himself, too. He had a very good football brain. I thought he was so under-rated during his time at Everton. I had good relationships with a few midfielders at Everton but Don gets in there for me."


Francis Jeffers - Everton

KC: The fox in the box. Obviously, he's someone else who also played for both teams but he made his name at Everton and I was there as he came through as a 17-year-old. He was sensational - he could finish with either foot and he was sharp as anything. His career didn't quite hit the heights I thought it would but I can only go on what I saw - and he was a lethal finisher with excellent movement.


An exclusive in-depth interview with Beto headlines a bumper matchday programme, as the Blues host Arsenal this weekend.

Pick up a copy of the programme, priced £4, around the ground or, alternatively, click here to order a copy online.

Beto reveals why he believes growing up in the shadows of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, was key in his unique journey to the top of the game, plus nicknames he had as a youngster, where his love for the Blues began and much more.

Elsewhere in the matchday read, we catch up with Kevin Mirallas, who recently announced his retirement from professional football. The Belgian reflects on why his time at Goodison Park was the best of his playing days - and why he hopes his journey with the Club is not over.

Ashley Young takes on our new Playerlist feature, where we find out more about his taste in music, while James Tarkowski explains his ideal matchday in The Takeover.

For all of this and more, pick up a copy of the programme, priced £4, around the ground or, alternatively, click here to order a copy online