After enlisting the help of fans to make The Valley safe on Thursday, local referee, Phil Crossley, gave the pitch the thumbs up on Friday morning. A bitterly cold Christmas night will have to be negotiated so do check before setting off on Sunday.
Phil Parkinson will likely revert to his favoured 4-4-2 formation. It has been a really strange December for Charlton, they will have played just three times in the previous thirty days, all in a five day period, with just one League fixture played all month.
Southampton lost at home to Brentford in their last match and their inconsistent home form is a concern to Nigel Adkins.
A tough game for the Addicks if Saints hit form. Rickie Lambert will be a threat, as will tricky midfielder, Adam Lallana.
Charlton Athletic Team News:
Phil Parkinson is likely to bring Francis back in place of the impressive Carl Jenkinson. The team will probably have a fairly familiar look about with Benson and Anyinsah spearheading the attack.
Player to watch: Therry Racon
Southampton Team News:
Nigel Adkins will be hoping Lee Barnard will be able to play some part.
Player to watch: Adam Lallana
Supplies the bullets.
Match Facts & Stats
Andy D’Urso will take charge.