Are we serious about a podium finish this season? Are we truly the 2nd best team in Spain? Is this title chase for real? Those won’t be answered after just one match, but a test against the defending champions may show the resolve of this Sevilla team. There usually isn’t much between us & Atlético when we face off, so who will be the difference maker this time?
The best bit of news this week was the return of Acuña & Ocampos. We won’t know until the starting lineup is released, but it’s very likely they’ll both feature at the Pizjuán. En-Nesyri has also started training with the group, but will only be fit in time for the Barcelona game. Fernando is suspended for this match, while Óliver misses out through injury.
Projected XI: Bono; Montiel, Kounde, Diego Carlos, Acuña; Delaney, Jordán, Rakitić; Ocampos, Papu Gómez, Rafa Mir.