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.”