Charlton face Brighton in the Carabao Cup fourth round tonight as the Seagulls return to action after the World Cup break.
Roberto De Zerbi’s side will be aiming to kick-start the second half of the season after they ended the first by beating Arsenal 3-1 to progress in the cup.
They come up against League One opposition in the Addicks who have just appointed Dean Holden as their new boss.
This will be the first meeting between the two rivals since Brighton’s 3-1 Championship win in April 2016.
Charlton vs Brighton: How to watch
This Carabao Cup fourth round tie will take place on Wednesday, December 21.
Kick-off at the Valley is scheduled for 7:45pm.
The game will unfortunately not be available to watch in the UK.
However, talkSPORT will keep you updated with all the action.
Coverage will be presented by Hugh Woozencroft and updates will be provided from around the grounds.
To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.
You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
Charlton vs Brighton: Team news
Goalkeeper Joe Wollacott remains out of action for Charlton after picking up a finger injury but Terell Thomas and MIles Leaburn will return.
Brighton will have newly-crowned World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister unavailable as he and Argentina continue their celebrations back home.
While Leandro Trossard and Robert Sanchez could be involved after their early eliminations from the competition in Qatar.
Charlton vs Brighton: What has been said?
Charlton caretaker manager Hayes believes his side have ‘nothing to lose’ on Wednesday in what is his last game in charge.
“They are a great side to watch. There is lots to admire about how they play,” he said.
“They have got lots of wonderful players and they are very well coached and their new coach has stamped his identity on the team very, very quickly.
“For us these are great games, let’s not beat around the bush, we’ve got a Premier League side coming to The Valley, we have nothing to lose.
“We have got to go out swinging.”
Charlton vs Brighton: Match facts
- Brighton’s Danny Welbeck has scored four goals in his last five League Cup games, more than he had in his first 21 appearances in the competition (3).
- Brighton are looking to reach the quarter-final of the League Cup for just the second time, previously doing so in 1978-79. Since their promotion to the Premier League in 2017, they’ve won all seven of their League Cup ties against sides from a lower division by an aggregate score of 16-1.
- Charlton are looking to reach the quarter-final of the League Cup for just the second time, previously doing so in 2006-07. However, they’ve won just one of their last 11 matches against top-flight opponents in the competition (D3 L7).
- Brighton have won their last three meetings with Charlton in all competitions, with this their first match since a 3-1 win at the Valley in April 2016 in the Championship.
- Charlton won their only previous League Cup meeting with Brighton, a 2-1 away win in August 1973 when both sides were in the third tier.
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