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Crystal Palace’s £27m record signing Christian Benteke will be assessed before manager Alan Pardew decides whether to give him a debut against Blackpool.
Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda could also make his first start for the club.
Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer will be without four attacking players.
Danny Philliskirk (ankle), Jamille Matt (knee), Jack Redshaw (shin) and Kyle Vassell (thigh) are all sidelined.
- Palace have never lost a League Cup match against Blackpool (W2 D1), winning the most recent meeting 3-1 in October 2003.
- However, since that defeat, Blackpool have lost just one of their 10 meetings with the Eagles in all competitions (W3 D6).
- Alan Pardew’s men have won their past three League Cup games against opposition from lower divisions, scoring 11 goals in the process.
- Blackpool have progressed from three of their past five League Cup ties against Premier League opposition.