Will Brighton & Hove Albion’s remarkable season continue?
Right now, despite losing Graham Potter in September, the Seagulls sit seventh in the Premier League; their previous best-ever top-flight finish is ninth, achieved last season.
Roberto De Zerbi’s team hammered Chelsea and beat Wolves before the World Cup break, although they were beaten by Aston Villa in their most-recent outing.
In this competition, Brighton swatted aside Forest Green Rovers in round one, before a comeback 3-1 victory at Arsenal last month.
Danny Welbeck equalising with a penalty against his former club, before Kaoru Mitoma and Tariq Lamptey secured a famous win on the road.
So now, will Brighton reach the League Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1979?
Given Charlton Athletic’s current plight, this seems the most likely outcome.
The Addicks find themselves 18th in League One, having accumulated just two points from their last six fixtures.
In this period, they’ve also been dumped out the FA Cup by fourth-tier Stockport, and sacked manager Ben Garner.
In this competition, Charlton have beaten QPR and Stevenage in penalty shootouts, defeating Walsall 1-0 in-between.
Nevertheless, surely Brighton will cruise to victory at the Valley, right?