Atletico Madrid will aim to extend their 21-game unbeaten run in all competitions when they travel to Real Betis on Sunday afternoon.
This unbeaten run has seen the Rojiblancos go undefeated since November, when they were humiliated by Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in the Champions League.
Here is the lineup Diego Simeone is likely to select for Saturday’s clash.
1. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Jan Oblak (GK) – Oblak has certified his position as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe this season with some stellar performances. His reliability between the sticks means that Atletico have conceded only 13 goals in 21 La Liga games.
Santiago Arias (RB) – Arias has impressed when given the chance to start for the Rojiblancos on the right hand side of defence since his summer move from PSV, proving to be a solid addition to the squad.
Diego Godin (CB) – A key reason behind Atletico’s daunting defence, Godin has been a stalwart in the Spanish capital since his arrival in 2010. At 32, he shows no signs of slowing down, having made more than 30 appearances in each of the last five seasons.
Jose Gimenez (CB) – Godin’s compatriot has been equally dependable at the back under the guidance of Diego Simeone, forming arguably the most impressive centre-back partnership in European football.
Lucas Hernandez (LB) – The youngest member of the Hernandez footballing family, Lucas has followed in the footsteps of father Jean-Francois and brother Theo in plying his trade for Los Colchoneros, making over 80 appearances for the club.
Thomas Lemar (RM) – Lemar has had a solid first season at the Wanda Metropolitana after the high of winning a World Cup with France. His attacking versatility, which allows him to play on either flank or through the centre, makes him a nightmare to man-mark.
Rodri (CM) – The 22-year-old impressed to such an extent at Villarreal that Atletico bought him back in the summer, having sold him as a 17-year-old in 2013. Having made his debut for the Spanish national side last year, the young midfielder has a bright future ahead of him.
Thomas (CM) – The Ghanaian international is a key part of Diego Simeone’s setup, acting as an effective shield for his back four, which is why Atletico have earned such a notorious reputation as a difficult team to beat.
Saúl (LM) – Another product of Atletico’s stellar youth academy, Saúl has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the club since switching allegiances from Real Madrid as a youth player.
Antoine Griezmann (ST) – The menacing Griezmann has been in typically fine fettle in
La Liga so far this season, as one of only six players to have reached double figures in 2018/19 to date.
Alvaro Morata (ST) – Despite the lethal presence of Griezmann, Morata will be the one to watch on Saturday, as the former Real Madrid man could make his debut for their city rivals after completing a loan move from Chelsea.