Atlético Madrid travel to Andalucía to face Sevilla at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán in the seventh round of La Liga, with kick-off scheduled at 6.30pm local time.
Stefan Savić and José María Giménez are expected to start together for the first time this season after recovering from their respective injuries. With the return of his first-choice centre-backs, Diego Simeone will most likely opt to use a 1-4-1-4-1 formation, which will see Axel Witsel play as a defensive midfielder and Álvaro Morata as the lone striker.
Thomas Lemar is expected to start on the bench, while Rodrigo De Paul is in Argentina with the club’s permission due to personal reasons. Sergio Reguilón is still sidelined with an injury.
According to AS, Simeone will start the following XI vs Sevilla: Jan Oblak – Nahuel Molina, Stefan Savić, José María Giménez, Reinildo Mandava – Marcos Llorente, Saúl Ñíguez, Axel Witsel, Koke, Yannick Carrasco – Álvaro Morata.