Ghanaian international Thomas Partey is expected to be in the starting line-up for Atletico Madrid when they face city rivals Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup in Estonia tonight.
Manager Diego Simeone is reportedly flirting with the idea of either Partey or summer recruit Rodri in midfield to partner Saul and Koke.
Rodri has fair chance of being picked after enjoying a great preseason since signing from Villarreal.
The Argentine gaffer however prefers the Ghanaian who is more accustomed to his system.
New Atletico signings Thomas Lemar, Nikola Kalinic, Gelson Martins and Santiago Arias have all travelled to Estonia.
Possible starting XIs
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos; Isco; Benzema, Bale
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran; Godin, Gimenez, Filipe Luis; Saul, Partey, Koke, Lemar; Griezmann, Costa
By Daraja Mutari