Carabao Cup round 2 - Brighton and Hove Albion vs Portsmouth - 17/09/2020
Portsmouth's Manager Kenny Jackett
Following comprehensive wins at Gillingham and Sunderland, the Blues are tasked with continuing their fine progress following an indifferent start to the season.
Kenny Jackett will be forced into making one change to his starting line-up, with Michael Jacobs ruled out injured for up to six weeks.
But will the Pompey boss opt to make any other adjustments to his side? Take a look at how we think the Blues will start and who will be on the bench below.
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Dominated his area at Sunderland and will be aiming for a fourth league clean sheet of the season.
Starting to really find his feet following his summer move. Quick throw yielded the opener at Sunderland and was unlucky not to get an assist when John Marquis was offside.
Been in imperious form this season and will be given another physical challenge against Northampton.
Formed a great understanding with Jack Whatmough and looks set to continue keeping Rasmus Nicolaisen out of the team.
Nailed down the spot ahead of Bristol City loanee Cam Pring. Experience and nous has been crucial, along with his set-pieces.
Has made the role his own in the 4-4-2 system. Got himself a 'second' assist at Sunderland, as well as winning the penalty.
Been at his best in recent games and remains one of the first names on the team sheet.
The switch to a two-man central midfield has got the best out of the former Rochdale man.
The Irishman has a big opportunity with Michael Jacobs out injured. Has the ability to bounce back, having been one of Pompey's start performers in the past few seasons.
Really made the role his own and continues to get better leading the line. Will be looking to add to his six goals already this season.
Relished having a strike partner in recent games with three goals. Will make it difficult for Jordy Hiwula or Ellis Harrison to win a starting spot when both are up to speed if he continues the way he's going.
Continues to remain patient after dropping down the pecking order.
The youngster has been serving as 19th man recently. With Michael Jacobs injured, this could be an opportunity to put him on the bench.
The Dane continues to serve as back-up. Despite clamouring from supporters for him to play, it's proving hard to drop Jack Whatmough or Sean Raggett so far.
Should Haji Mnoga serve on the bench, Pring could be regarded as an option to play further forward if he's required.
Fallen out of favour after starting the opening five league games.
Continues to push Andy Cannon for a starting spot. You get the impression there's not too much between the two.
Will be hoping to appear off the bench and make his Pompey debut.