Everton boss Lampard confident Begovic ready for West Ham

Everton boss Frank Lampard says he has full confidence in backup goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

The Blues host West Ham on Sunday with Jordan Pickford out for a month with a thigh injury.

Lampard admits losing Pickford is a blow but has backed Begovic to step up in the England international’s absence.

“It is a big loss because we know what a great goalkeeper Jordan is for us. He’s a big performer with a big personality,” said Lampard.

“But we are fortunate to have a very strong No.2 in Asmir Begovic, who trains and performs brilliantly. He is a No.1 for me in the way he performs anyway.”