Ghana star Thomas Partey is expected to take part in Saturday's Madrid derby after coach Diego Simeone included him in Atleti's 18-man squad.
The 25-year-old has enjoyed a good run of games in the last few weeks and is likely to start against Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) February 8, 2019
here is no love lost between the Madrid clubs, with second-placed Atletico two points ahead of Real but languishing six points behind table-toppers Barcelona.
A defeat for either side would severely dent their hopes of reeling in Barca
Partey has played a total of 19 games in La Liga this season, scoring two goals.