Squad sheets: Watford v Brighton & Hove Albion

After beating Portsmouth in the third round, Brighton will be aiming to take another Championship scalp at Vicarage Road

After dispatching 10-man Portsmouth 3-1 in the previous round, Brighton's manager Gus Poyet has once again spoke of his excitement about testing his League One leaders against Championship opposition in order to judge their progress. If this stays 11 v 11 he'll certainly get that test – Watford, despite defeat at Cardiff last time out, remain one of the form sides in the division and they have not lost at Vicarage Road since the middle of October last year. John Ashdown

Venue Vicarage Road, Saturday 3pm

Ref E Ilderton

Odds Watford 6-7 Brighton 7-2 Draw 11-4

Probable starters in bold, contenders in light. Photograph: Graphic Photograph: Graphic

Head to head Watford 31 Brighton 41 Draws 29


Subs from Deeney, Gilmartin, Hodson, Weimann, Mingoia, Massey, Oshodi, Eustace, Murray, Thompson

Doubtful Eustace

Cup-tied Townsend, Walker


Subs from Poke, Dunk, Dicker, Elphick, Taricco, Hart, Bridcutt, Holroyd, Sandaza





Match pointers

There have been 22 goals scored in the last five FA Cup matches where Brighton have been playing away. This is the second time in a row Watford have played a League One side.

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