Sevilla continues their trek towards the north of Spain, as they visit the Mendizorroza stadium in Alavés.
Still reeling from the defeat away to Atlético, the team had to quickly put the loss behind them as the Copa del Rey fixture on Saturday was played in the same stadium. It seems they weren’t in too much of a hurry as it took 96 minutes to finally break down Leganés, after Ocampos scored in extra time. Now with another match on the road, Sevilla look to get back on the winning trail in the league.
Carlos Fernández, whose name is more present amongst transfer rumours, finally made a return to training, after some time on the sidelines with injury. But perhaps what has been more poignant this week, was the news of Diego Carlos testing positive with Covid-19. Our ever-present leader at the back is said to be asymptomatic, and will likely be out the squad for a fortnight. The positive test forced the cancellation of their final training session before the match.
After coming out of a tough run of fixtures, Sevilla have a much easier set of games leading up to the business end of the season in February. As the team will resume the routine of playing twice a week, we will likely see how deep this squad actually runs, and if any reinforcements will arrive this month. Will we once again fall victim to the difficult trip to Alavés?