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Colchonero Chat 128: Filipe-ing out

Thoughts on Atlético’s draw at Mestalla, late-arriving transfer rumors and much more. With Rob Walker.

Valencia CF v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat.

The new Liga Santander season is underway, and Atlético Madrid found out that their new signings will not guarantee instant success in Monday’s 1-1 draw at Valencia. Rob and Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) discuss the key points from that match and whether it’s a valuable point to start the season — fun fact, it’s Atlético’s third straight season-opening draw in LaLiga.

Rob and Jeremy also provide updates on Vitolo’s latest injury and the rumors surrounding veteran left back Filipe Luís. The podders debate whether Atlético should sell such an important player this late in the window and how they could replace him if they did.

Finally, the guys preview Rayo Vallecano’s visit to the Wanda Metropolitano and if the newly-promoted suburban side have a shot at an upset on Saturday.