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Filipe set for injury return against Espanyol

Match preview: Atlético vs. Espanyol

Fresh off of a 6-0 shellacking of Guijuelo in the Copa Del Rey in midweek, Atlético return to La Liga action on Saturday evening with a home clash against Espanyol.

The match will see Quique Sánchez Flores return to the Vicente Calderón for the first time since leaving in 2011. The former rojiblancos boss will surely be warmly received by the home crowd.

Atleti won 2-0 at Anoeta last season

Match preview: Real Sociedad vs. Atlético

Celebrating their lone standing as the only team with four wins from four matches in the Champions League, Atlético Madrid return to La Liga action this Saturday away at Real Sociedad.

With Real Madrid and Barcelona in top form, the rojiblancos know that only a win will do if they want to remain amongst the leading pack at the top of La Liga.

Both meetings last season finished 1-0 to the home team

Match preview: Atlético vs. Málaga

Still reeling from their first loss of the season away to Sevilla last week, Atlético Madrid are looking to get back on track this Saturday at home against Málaga.

The rojiblancos have had a week to prepare since last week’s loss, and know that only a win will do if they want to remain amongst the leading pack at the top of La Liga.

Atleti won 3-0 in the Pizjuán last season

Match preview: Sevilla vs. Atlético

Still undefeated in all competitions and off to their best start since the 2013-14 title-winning season, Atlético Madrid are back in La Liga action at Sevilla on Sunday.

The red and whites will be looking for another win to maintain their place at the top of the table, but are in for a tough game against a side that are in good form under new manager Jorge Sampaoli.

Koke will be looking to continue his good form against Granada

Match preview: Atlético vs. Granada

Sitting on top of the table after the international break, Atlético Madrid return to action on Saturday with a home clash against Granada at the Vicente Calderón.

The red and whites have had two weeks to enjoy their lead in La Liga, and will be looking for three points to kick start an important run of matches in both domestic and continental competition.

Carrasco scored against Valencia home and away last season

Match preview: Valencia vs. Atlético

After handing Bayern Munich their first defeat of the season, Atlético roll on to Valencia this Sunday, undefeated in their first eight matches and standing at third in La Liga.

The hosts are currently in between managers after the sacking of Pako Ayesteran, with match delegate Voro in charge tomorrow before newly appointed Cesare Prandelli takes charge on Monday.

Griezmann was on target against Depor last season

Match preview: Atlético vs. Deportivo

Fresh off of a 1-1 draw with Barcelona on Wednesday night, Atlético Madrid returns to the Vicente Calderón on Sunday afternoon for a match up with lowly Deportivo La Coruña.

The hosts can go up to third in the table with a win against the Galicians, with reports suggesting that we can expect rotations to the team in the midst of our hectic early season schedule.

Griezmann struck late to win last season's corresponding fixture

Match preview: Atlético vs. Sporting Gijón

Atletico return to La Liga action on Saturday afternoon, facing a high-flying Sporting Gijón side that currently sits third in the table after the first three games.

The red and whites will be looking to build on last week’s impressive win at Celta, but will have to be patient against a team that caused them a lot of problems last season.

Griezmann was on target at Balaídos last season

Match preview: Celta Vigo vs. Atlético

Having started the season with two disappointing draws, Atlético will be looking to get off the mark in La Liga on Saturday against a Celta side also desperate for their first win of the campaign. The rojiblancos have faced a lot of scrutiny for their performances against Alavés and Leganés, and can’t afford to lose

Carrasco on the ball in friendly at Leganés last year

Match preview: Leganés vs. Atlético

After conceding a draw in the final minutes against Alavés last week, Atlético Madrid have their first away test on Saturday night against newly-promoted Leganés in the outskirts of Madrid.

The home side are debutants this season in La Liga, meaning Cholo’s men will be the first ever top flight visitors to the Municipal de Butarque after their away win at Celta Vigo on the opening weekend.