'They got the break' - Exclusive: Campbell delivers verdict on Everton loss v Leeds

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Kevin Campbell claims Everton’s game against Leeds United ‘could’ve gone either way’ after his former club lost 1-0.

Raphinha’s first goal for Marcelo Bielsa’s side proved to be the difference as Everton couldn’t take any of the chances they carved out.

Campbell believes that Everton were just as likely to win the game as Leeds but Ancelotti’s side just couldn’t get over the line.

Speaking to Goodison News, Campbell said, “I think that it was a game that could’ve gone either way. Unfortunately, it went against Everton. It was a good game, Leeds are a good attacking side. 

“They got the break. It was a great finish for the winner. But it could’ve easily been Everton who got their noses in front. It was just one of those games where it just wasn’t Everton’s moment.”

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It feels like Everton have gone back to square one after getting back to winning ways against Fulham as the same problems that blighted the Toffees during their winless three-game run were on show against Leeds.

It was thought that the absence of Richarlison was the main reason behind Everton’s previous poor form but he lined up against Leeds which suggests the problem lies elsewhere.

With Lucas Digne injured, Alex Iwobi and Tom Davies were deployed as wing-backs and they struggled to have any impact against the Leeds defence and they contributed very little in a defensive sense.

With Digne ruled out for a prolonged period, Ancelotti is going to have to come up with a better way of covering his defence than deploying a winger and a central midfielder as wing-backs.

Everton need to win against Burnley next week to ease the nerves of the Everton faithful as the club starts a hectic December.

In other Everton news, Richarlison has explained that Carlo Ancelotti didn’t want to let the Brazil star go on international duty.