To get the lowdown on Albion's opponents tonight, Crystal Palace, I spoke to Chris Hambling, who is the presenter & co-creator of the Back Of The Nest podcast:

What have you made of Palace’s season?

Points tell a different story to performances. It’s been a dour, uninspiring season so far and player form has been declining which points to real issues within the squad.

As a fanbase in general there is a mixture of apathy and anger at what feels like a stale and unproductive set-up.

We desperately need creativity and new ideas. The fact Roy Hodgson has refused to name a full bench rather than putting any young players on there for experience tells you all you need to know.

How big a miss has Wilfried Zaha been in recent matches?

Massive - not just because of what he gives in terms of his ability, but how teams have to change the way they play against us when he is there.

Without him, you mark Eberechi Eze out of the game and we have nothing. Playing more centrally means he has less of the ball but more impact.

Are the fans happy with where they are in the table?

In terms of our position in the table fans are okay with that, although we want to be looking up rather than over our shoulders.

As a squad, we’ve got a bunch of players that should be capable of getting into the top ten if things go to plan, but a combination of odd selections, rigid tactics, and a failure to properly manage game time for players has meant injuries are prevalent and form is patchy.

The defence has gone to pieces as well. At times Scott Dann and Gary Cahill in particular have looked like they have played one season too many.

Are fans worried about Palace’s chances tonight?

Not specifically - we’re worried about facing anyone at the moment.

We play a defensive game and can’t defend.

Our passing isn’t sharp, our movement is poor and the players look shattered.

I think from Brighton’s perspective it is the perfect time to play this depleted squad lacking in confidence.

How will they line-up?

Guaita, Clyne, Kouyate, Cahill, Mitchell, Townsend, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Eze, Ayew, Benteke.

What will the score be?

As much as it pains me to say I’ll go for a 2-0 win for Brighton.