The Premier League takes a break at the weekend, but there is little respite for clubs with the FA Cup third round set to kick off on Friday.
Crystal Palace have their first tie of the competition at Bolton on Saturday, but have a whole host of injuries to contend with ahead of the match.
Who will Sam Allardyce pick to help secure progress to the next round?
Wayne Hennessey has picked up a knock, so club legend Julian Speroni could make his first appearance of the season.
Scott Dann has a hamstring injury and Zeki Fryers has a muscle complaint, so Damien Delaney should start in central defence alongside James Tomkins.
Martin Kelly could be asked to do a job at left back with a lack of other options potentially forcing Allardyce's hand, with Joel Ward likely to continue at right back.
James McArthur is a doubt thanks to a calf injury, so Mathieu Flamini could come into midfield. Yohan Cabaye could be given some respite with Joe Ledley also playing in midfield.
Jordon Mutch and Lee Chung-yong have both found first team opportunities difficult to come by this season, but Saturday's FA Cup tie could offer both attacking midfielders the chance to prove their worth.
Loic Remy has not made an appearance for the Eagles this season, but could be in line to feature in some capacity on Saturday.
Allardyce said in his press conference before the game that he hoped Remy would work well with Fraizer Campbell, so the two strikers could start the match together.