Only goal of the game: Ashley Barnes scored after 15 minutes at Roots Hall to give Albion a 1-0 win over Southend in April 2010.
Unbeaten: Albion will be aiming to make it three games unbeaten at Roots Hall, after recording 1-0 and 2-0 victories in their previous two visits to the Essex club.
Tottenham Hotspur: The Seagulls reached the Capital One Cup fourth round last season and were beaten 2-0 by Premier League Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Head-to-head: Albion shade the overall statistics with 40 victories in comparison to Southend’s 38 wins, while 18 games have ended all square.
Early exit: Phil Brown’s men were beaten 2-1 by Walsall in the Capital One Cup first round last season.
Ninety five years ago: The two sides first met in August 1920 in an Old Division Three fixture, when the Shrimpers recorded a 2-0 win.
Defeat: Albion were beaten 3-2 by Southend in the last League Cup meeting between the two sides in September 2006, with four of the five goals scored in the final four minutes.
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