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Preview: Crystal Palace v Charlton Athletic

23 September 2015


INTRO
Having seen off Shrewsbury Town in the second round, Palace entertain local rivals Charlton Athletic in their next Capital One Cup tie tonight, looking to make it to the fourth round for only the second time in the past decade.

The Eagles and the Addicks have only faced each other twice since the 2008/09 season, which saw Palace do the double over their south London rivals in their 2012/13 promotion season, but Charlton had won three of the previous six encounters.

Guy Luzon's men currently sit 15th in the Championship table having taken nine points from their nine outings so far however lost 3-0 to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, but they've cruised into the third round of this competition after successive 4-1 wins over Dagenham and Redbridge and Peterborough United.

It will also see Alan Pardew face the side he managed between 2006 and 2008. 


OPPOSITION VIEW

Guy Luzon: [on the defeat to Blackburn] “I will be worried when we don’t create chances, creating chances is a good sign.

"When we have the confidence back we will score goals and come back to win games, when your team doesn’t have any chances to score then you are in a bad situation. 

"I continue to believe, we have a good team and good players and I believe in them."


TEAM NEWS

Crystal Palace: Alan Pardew is expected to make a few changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Wayne Hennessey and Julian Speroni could be in contention for a spot in goal, with Joe Ledley, Jordon Mutch, Chung-yong Lee, Dwight Gayle and Patrick Bamford all options as Pardew looks to reshuffle his pack.

Skipper Mile Jedinak looks set to miss out though after getting injured in the last round against Shrewsbury, with Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Marouane Chamakh and Connor Wickham all out.

Charlton Athletic: Midfielder Cristian Ceballos and forward Simon Makienok are out injured.

Stephen Henderson and Franck Moussa are the Addicks' only other concerns although both are progressing well, with the latter playing in an under-21 game last week and could make his return after 10 months out.

Naby Sarr could replace Alou Diarra at centre-back, and Everton loanee Conor McAleny could also come in up front.


STATS
The two sides have met in three seasons in the League Cup, with Palace eliminating Charlton on each occasion including in the third round in 2004/05.

Palace have gone beyond the third round once in 10 seasons, when they reached the semi-final in 2011/12 before losing to Cardiff City.

Charlton have netted exactly four goals in four of their past six League Cup games.

This is the first time the Addicks have played a Premier League side in the League Cup since October 2006, when they beat Bolton 1-0 in the third round.


OFFICIALS

This game will see Neil Swarbrick take charge of the two sides. He has had four games this season - two in the Premier League - and in that time has shown 20 yellow cards and one red. He hasn't refereed Palace since their 0-0 draw against Sunderland in March 2014.

Referee: N Swarbrick
Assistants: S Ledger and M Salisbury
Fourth Official: D Deadman


HEAD-TO-HEAD
Palace winsDrawsCharlton wins
League261317
FA Cup011
League Cup410
Total301518


LAST MEETING AT SELHURST PARK

2nd February 2013
Crystal Palace 2-1 Charlton Athletic
Championship

A Glenn Murray double saw off feisty London rivals Charlton and put Crystal Palace back in the promotion hunt.

Charlton dominated the first half but there was just a single goal from Ricardo Fuller, who slotted home a low drive against his former club.

Palace came to life after the break following Kevin Phillips' introduction but had to wait until the 75th minute for Murray to tuck in Dean Moxey's pass.

When Charlton failed to clear Stephen Dobbie's cross, Murray picked up a pass from Jazz Richards to pounce again.


TICKETS
Season ticket holders and gold members can purchase up to four tickets per person and silver members are able to purchase two per person.

Season ticket holders seats that have not been purchased are now available for sale.  

The prices for the game are as follows: adults £20, adult concessions £10 and junior concessions £5.  

Please note the Block V (Arthur Wait Stand) season ticket holders seats will be held for the season ticket holders only in this area of the stadium. 
 
The match is ALL TICKET and the following configuration will apply at the stadium for this match:
 
Whitehorse Lane Stand- Home
Main Stand - Home
Holmesdale Road Stand - Home
Arthur Wait Stand -Blocks R to T – Away 
                            Block U - closed
                            Blocks V to Z - Home


LIVE COVERAGE
Live commentary of all 90 minutes from Selhurst Park will be available on Palace Player. Click here to log in or sign up. 

There will also be constant updates throughout the day at @CPFC on Twitter.

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