Sevilla rubs his eyes when he sees himself at the top of LaLiga. "I would like LaLiga to finish today because we are in a good moment. But this is very long and to see if we have options we have to wait for the last eight days ", said Pablo Machín, coach of the Seville squad, shortly after beating Celta (2-1), his fourth consecutive victory after the achieved against Levante, Madrid and Eibar. Sevilla was not a leader in such an advanced day the competition since it was in the 2006-07 season in the 25th. That team led by Juande Ramos and strikers like Kanouté and Luis Fabiano fought for the title until the end, and He won the UEFA Cup and the Copa del Rey.
The team has shown up with a great punch. With 18 goals in favor after eight days, we must go back to 1955 to see such a productive Sevilla. Then it was directed by Helenio Herrera and accumulated 21 targets. Only Barcelona, with 19 goals, has one more than this Sevilla that bottomed out after the defeat against Getafe at home on the fourth day (0-2). Then came to request from the stands the resignation of the president, José Castro. "The hit allows us to win games like Celta, where the team has been thicker than in previous meetings," says Pablo Blanco, member of the technical secretariat and coordinator of the lower tiers. For this Sevilla to be equated to the 1955 team in goalscoring records (then players like Arza and Pepillo), it has been necessary to highlight players like André Silva (seven goals in LaLiga) and Ben Yedder (five goals). It is the best performing partner of the competition with 12 goals between them. That Sevilla of the 2006-07 season had 17 goals in favor, and at the end of the eighth day was second, one point behind Barcelona, and after losing sight of the Camp Nou and Calderón.
In the tactical aspect, Machín has opted to play with a single defensive midfielder, position in which Banega has settled to become the biggest recovery of balls of the competition. Machín, who always remained true to his style of three central and two lanes, also introduced the variant of playing with two strikers. The inclusion of Ben Yedder has only increased the performance of André Silva, who broke into LaLiga with three goals in the first game against Rayo and who has recovered sensations accompanied by the French international. Whenever they have played together at the start, Sevilla have won (four league games and one in the Europa League). It also highlights the alignment of Carriço in the defense. Mercado was injured in the derby (third day) and the Portuguese full-back, 30 years, took over ownership. Sevilla have not lost their presence on the pitch.
The good performance of goalkeeper Vaclik, the eternal contribution of Navas or the consolidation of Franco Vazquez have also fed the leader's football. From within the entity also explains the good performance of Seville in the fact of being competing since last July 26, an aspect that may perhaps turn against him as the course progresses and accumulate minutes. Sevilla were forced to play three of the Europa League prior to entering the group stage and played the final of the Spanish Super Cup in August against Barcelona. There are already 17 official clashes played by a team that accelerated its set-up. That is why the technicians consider it necessary for all the members of the staff to enter into the dynamics of the team's operation. The coaching staff is clear that there is a lot of difference between the titular team and the rest of the team members. "Sevilla can not keep playing with the same players," they say from inside the club. At the moment, the Andalusian team faces the stoppage of selections as a leader. Then Barça awaits you at Camp Nou.