Diego Simeone starts star attacking players Joao Felix and Luis Suarez while there is also a return to the line-up for Argentine attacker Angel Correa, while Thomas Lemar is also named from the start.
Saul Niguez and Koke anchor the midfield, meaning that there is no place in the starting line-up for Geoffrey Kondogbia, while Marcos Llorente is also named in the side.
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) February 23, 2021
Whilst Atleti’s graphic appears to show them lining up in a 4-4-2 formation, it is more likely that they will play a 3-5-2 with Llorente and Lemar operating as wing-backs, with Mario Hermoso, Stefan Savic and Felipe in a back three.
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) February 23, 2021
The big team news for Chelsea sees Olivier Giroud start in attack alongside Timo Werner, while Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi also start.