After another impressive performance and two conservative clean sheets, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has categorically stated that Édouard Mendy is Chelsea’s number goalkeeper.

Former number one Arrizabalaga Kepa has been been in poor form since last season and a below-par performance against Southampton has sealed it in Mendy’s favour.

Lampard reckons the Senegalese has done enough to earn the number one shirt.

“At the moment yes; he’s shown his quality,” Lampard replied when asked if Mendy is already Chelsea’s number one.

“The way he’s played, he’s played very well, that’s two clean sheets for him already. As it stands he is the number one but that’s always up for grabs. But the way he’s playing I’m very happy. I was pleased with the professional element to the win.

“Seville are a top team in European football, no doubt. The concentration and focus to get the result was big from the team.

“We made a lot of good decisions tonight, so it’s a really nice place for us to build from. I think it’s a positive result. The clean sheet was a big deal for us.”

Mendy is also expected to be in goal when Chelsea face Manchester United in the Premier League this coming weekend.