Dawson has started the last four Premier League matches for David Moyes’ side – during which the Hammers are unbeaten having only conceded one goal.
After earning West Ham their place in the fourth round draw with his late headed winner against Stockport County at a rain-sodden Edgeley Park two weeks ago, the experienced centre-back has expressed his desire for a prolonged cup run this season.
Should Moyes’ men prevail this afternoon, the challenge of facing the winners of Manchester United and Liverpool awaits in the fifth round.
In the meantime, try your hand at our quiz on Dawson’s career to date and see how many you can answer correctly. Good luck!