Kevin Campbell was asked to select a combined six-a-side team made up of three players he played with from each of Arsenal and Everton.

Speaking to Everton’s official website, the former striker added Dave Watson, Don Hutchison and Francis Jeffers to his star-studded squad.

Tony Adams
1987: Dave Watson (left) of Everton takes on Tony Adams (right) of Arsenal during the Barclays League Division One match played at Highbury in Lon…

Kevin Campbell joined Everton on loan in 1999 and helped save the club from relegation as he netted nine goals in only eight matches. The forward’s move was made permanent for only £3 million and he went onto become the Toffees’ fourth highest Premier League goalscorer, scoring 45 goals in 145 appearances.

Campbell spent six years at Goodison Park and played with some hugely talented footballers, which he has now managed to whittle down to his three best players.

After naming David Seaman in goal, Campbell partnered three-time Arsenal Player of the Season Tony Adams with Dave Watson in defence, claiming it was an ‘easy choice’.

What did Kevin Campbell say about his former Everton teammates?

He said: “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!”

Campbell went onto play Don Hutchinson alongside David Rocastle, admitting that he believed the former Toffees star was ‘underrated’.

Don Hutchison and Mark Rankine
29 Jan 2000: Don Hutchison of Everton is tackled by Mark Rankine of Preston North End during the AXA sponsored FA Cup Fifth Round match played at …

On Hutchinson, he said: “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 underrated during his time at Everton. I had good relationships with a few midfielders at Everton but Don gets in there for me.”

Finally, Francis Jeffers lined up as the team’s No.9. The forward netted 18 goals in 49 appearances in his first stint on Merseyside.

“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,” Campbell said.

“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.”

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