By Goodison News speaking to Kevin Campbell

20th Jan, 2021 | 12:00pm

Exclusive: Campbell claims that postponement gives Everton chance to 'recharge'

We’re delighted to welcome former Everton striker Kevin Campbell as our exclusive columnist. Each week the former Toffees captain will be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Goodison Park…

Kevin Campbell believes that Everton will benefit from the decision to call off their game against Aston Villa that was due to be played at the weekend. 

The game was called off due to Villa’s struggles with COVID-19 in a similar fashion to the Blues’ game against Manchester City with that game called off for the same reasons.

Campbell claims that Everton will actually benefit from having a weekend off as it gives key players a chance to rest.

When asked if the break was a good or bad thing for Everton, Campbell told Goodison News, “It’s six of one and half a dozen of the other.

“The players have played a lot of games. Of course, you want to keep momentum but you also want your best team out there.

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“I think it’s a good thing. Give Dominic Calvert-Lewin a bit more time, give Lucas Digne a bit more training time. 

“It gives the players a chance to have some time off to regroup and recuperate and recharge the batteries.”

Of course, the downside to Everton having a break now is that they will have to make the game up at some point in the future.

The short term benefits will give the Toffees a boost, especially coming into a busy run of fixtures that includes an FA Cup clash and a potentially massive game against Leicester.

Carlo Ancelotti is still nursing several players back from injury so extra time to work on those players’ fitness will be welcomed with open arms.

It also gives some players who have barely had a rest this season the chance to sit down for a weekend and reset themselves ahead of a busy second half of the season.

The break will also help to lower the injury risk to these players who have been playing pretty much non stop since the start of the season.

In this weird season, you have to take the positives from every situation and it seems like Everton are doing just that.

In other Everton news, Campbell believes that Jonjoe Kenny should be allowed to leave this month.