By Goodison News speaking to Kevin Campbell

14th Jan, 2021 | 2:28pm

'So much quality' - Exclusive: Campbell raves about Everton's options on the left

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Kevin Campbell has spoken about the benefits of playing both Ben Godfrey and Lucas Digne on the left-hand side for Everton. 

In Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Wolves, Godfrey started as a left-back while Digne pushed up and played as a winger.

Both men were excellent and Campbell hailed the performances of both players while raving about the new system that was tried at Molineux.

Speaking to Goodison News, Campbell said, “He [Digne] can play anywhere on that left-hand side because he’s got so much quality. 

“I thought he did very well. He’s still got that excellent quality on the ball considering he’s been out for such a while. 

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“Godfrey has been excellent wherever he’s played. He’s a very good versatile player. It [playing Godfrey] allows you to get Digne further up the pitch.

“He then doesn’t have to consider too many defensive positions if Godfrey plays so it’s probably a breath of fresh air for Digne.”

Pushing Digne higher up the pitch allowed him to perform his attacking duties more effectively.

Digne has always been a better attacker than a defender, as is the case with most modern wing backs, so it is no surprise to see him thriving on the wing.

Whether this becomes a regular sight for Blues fans remains to be seen but having Godfrey and Digne on the pitch at the same time makes Carlo Ancelotti’s side much stronger.

Both men have been two of the standout performers this season and it seems as though the Italian has found a way of starting them both without just shoehorning one of them in.

Godfrey is a centre back by trade but the versatility he possesses allows him to perform very well at left-back.

If he is happy to play there for the foreseeable future then there is no reason why Digne can’t be deployed as an out and out winger more often.

In other Everton news, Adrian Durham delivers big claim on the Blues’ vital victory over Wolves.