Atletico Madrid are unbeaten at the start of their title defence, but are yet to look anywhere near convincing in the league.
With their main competitors Barcelona and Real Madrid strengthening heavily in the summer transfer window, they face an unbelievably tough task to retain the championship.
Diego Simeone prefers to work with a small group of players, loaning out a number of those that are either earmarked for future success but not quite ready, or aren't good enough to compete for a place.
As the transfer deadline approached, they added Torino winger Alessio Cerci to their squad.
Here's how the squad rated in the month of August.