CARABAO CUP PREVIEW | Charlton v Brighton


The Addicks are back in Carabao Cup action on Wednesday, hosting Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion in the fourth round (7.45pm KO GMT).

Charlton reached this stage of the competition following victories over Queens Park Rangers, Walsall and Stevenage.

Caretaker Manager Anthony Hayes will oversee Wednesday’s cup tie against Brighton, with new Manager Dean Holden watching on from the stands.

Supporters are encouraged to arrive at The Valley as early as possible this evening with a bumper crowd expected.

Click here to purchase your tickets for Wednesday’s cup clash against the Albion.

Those unable to make it to SE7 on Wednesday can listen to live audio commentary on CharltonTV. Click here to get your audio pass.


Craig MacGillivray (illness) and Diallang Jaiyesimi (illness) are both available again having missed out last weekend, while Terell Thomas (ankle) could also return to action.

The Addicks will be without the suspended Sean Clare, who has picked up two bookings in the competition, as well as Joe Wollacott (finger), Mandela Egbo (quad), Eoghan O’Connell (knee) and Conor McGrandles (ankle).

The visitors will be without Adam Webster, Jakub Moder, Danny Welbeck and Alexis Mac Allister, who is set to have a fortnight off after winning the 2022 World Cup with Argentina.


Wednesday’s cup tie is Brighton’s first competitive game in almost six weeks following the World Cup break.

The Seagulls currently sit seventh in the Premier League under Roberto De Zerbi, who was named as Graham Potter’s successor in September 2022.

The Albion opened their Carabao Cup campaign with a routine 3-0 triumph over Forest Green Rovers before claiming a 3-1 victory at Arsenal to progress to the fourth round.


Charlton and Brighton have clashed on 59 previous occasions with the Addicks winning 21, the Seagulls 26 and the remaining 12 encounters resulting in draws.

The last meeting between the two teams came at The Valley in April 2016, when the visitors earned a 3-1 win. Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson cancelled out Sam Baldock’s early opener six minutes into the second period, but Jiří Skalák’s strike and a late Tomer Hemed penalty saw the Seagulls prevail in SE7.


Thomas Bramall will be the man in the middle on Wednesday. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in August 2021 - a 2-1 reverse at Oxford United.

Bramall will be assisted by Dan Cook and Daniel Leach, while Gavin Ward is the Fourth Official.


Click here to get your tickets for the fourth-round tie.

Please note tickets are now on priority sale to supporters currently on the club’s database after tickets in the away end sold out.

For more information about Wednesday’s audio-only coverage, please click here.

The Meantime Fans’ Bar will be opening its doors to supporters from 5pm on Wednesday evening, while the indoor and outdoor Family Activity Zone (FAZ) will be open from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.

A cup edition of Valley Review will be available to purchase from in and around the ground for £3.50.

Visiting The Valley for the first time on Friday? Click here to read our First Time Visitors' Guide.

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