Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Crystal Palace to the Amex Stadium in the Emirates FA Cup third round on Monday evening, kick-off 7.45pm.
Chris Hughton’s team have already met the Eagles in the Premier League this season, when a goalless draw was played out on the south coast in November.
Monday’s game will be the first FA Cup meeting between the sides since the three contests back in 1976, when Palace won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge after draws at the Goldstone Ground and Selhurst Park.
Hughton confirmed there are no fresh injury concerns, but admitted he will make some changes to the team, as he utilises the depth of his playing squad.
Palace have a number of injury doubts ahead of the game, including Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jason Puncheon and Scott Dann.
Mamadou Sakho and Joel Ward are also sidelined for Roy Hodgson’s team.
ALBION: The Seagulls have drawn back-to-back games in the Premier League - a goalless encounter with Newcastle United at St James’ Park followed by a 2-2 draw against AFC Bournemouth at the Amex.
Hughton’s side were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day, but ended a seven-game winless run with a 1-0 triumph against Watford on the south coast just before Christmas.
CRYSTAL PALACE: The Eagles have lost just once in their last ten Premier League games, most recently coming from behind to seal a 2-1 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s.
Hodgson’s team ended Manchester City’s 18-match winning run with a 0-0 draw against Pep Guardiola’s side at Selhurst Park, but lost 3-2 against Arsenal in their previous match.
LAST TIME OUT: ALBION
AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2
Albion line-up: Ryan; Schelotto (Bruno 77), Duffy, Dunk, Suttner; Knockaert, Propper, Stephens, Izquierdo; Gross (Brown 88); Murray.
Subs not used: Krul (GK), Goldson, Kayal, March, Hemed.
LAST TIME OUT: CRYSTAL PALACE
CRYSTAL PALACE 2
Crystal Palace line-up: Hennessey; Fosu-Mensah, Kelly, Tomkins, Schlupp (Sako 64); Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, Cabaye (Van Aanholt 46), Zaha; Benteke.
Subs not used: Speroni (GK), Souare, Delaney, Riedewald, Lee.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Wilfried Zaha
The winger has been deployed in more of a striker’s role this term, given the absence of Christian Benteke, and has four league goals so far. A strike against Chelsea in mid-October at Selhurst Park gave the Eagles their first win of the season.
He also netted in the 2-2 draw at home to West Ham United at the end of that month, as well as in the 2-2 stalemate with Everton. He’s played a big role in Palace’s turnaround in form this season, also finding the back of the net against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
His eye-catching start to the season has led to potential suitors taking an interest, with north-London duo Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur both reportedly looking to secure his services in the January transfer window.