Atletico Madrid's Argentinian coach Diego Simeone looks on before the Spanish League football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and RCD Espanyol at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on Decemeber 22, 2018. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP)        (Photo credit should read OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

Picking the Best Potential Atletico Madrid Lineup to Face Sevilla in La Liga on Sunday

Atletico Madrid travel to Sevilla in La Liga looking to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona, as they seek an 11th title. 


Despite being just three points adrift of their rivals, Diego Simeone could be without several first team players, including Diego Costa, Jose Gimenez and and Lucas Hernandez - all of whom are nursing injuries.


Here's how they could line up.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Jan Oblak (GK) - Arguably one of Europe's best shot-stoppers, the Slovenian has kept already kept a league record eight clean sheets this term.


Santiago Arias (RB) - The summer arrival from PSV Eindhoven could make an 11th league appearance of the campaign. 


Stefan Savic (CB) - Partnering the figurehead of Diego Godin, Savic is set to continue ahead of the injured Gimenez. 


Diego Godin (CB) - A threat in both boxes, the experience and leadership of the 32-year-old is vital if his side are to claim maximum points on Sunday. Godin has two goals in 13 outings.


Saul Niguez (LB) - Usually deployed in centre midfield, the versatile Spaniard has recently deputised at left-back - such is the injury crisis at Atletico Madrid.

2. Midfielders

Angel Correa (RM) - Ever-present, the Argentinean's versatility gives Simeone options in across the park as Correa seeks a third goal in La Liga.


Thomas Partey (CM) - The Atleti youth product has made serious inroads since his introduction and is just one assist off surpassing his personal best achieved from 33 games last campaign. 


Rodri (CM) - Possessing speed, flare and an eye for goal, the 22-year-old will be keen to demonstrate his full potential on his return to Madrid - having spent the best part of six years there at youth level. 


Koke (LM) - A match-winner on his day, the 26-year-old has been pivotal to Atleti's success in recent years, but is yet to register an assist after achieving a remarkable feat of 14 in 2015-16. 

3. Forwards

Nikola Kalinic (ST) - Set to feature ahead of Costa, the Croatian striker is seeking a third goal in 11 league outings. 


Antoine Griezmann (ST) - Relentlessly courted by Europe's most prestigious clubs, the France World Cup winner has proven a relevation since his move from fellow Spanish side Real Sociedad. The clinical frontman is gunning an 87th league goal in the famous colours of red and white.