Season starts Sunday the home game against AZ, with Karim El Ahmadi.
Karim El Ahmadi.
The captain was missing last week in the away game against NAC Breda yet due to a kuitblessure. Renato Tapia, El Ahmadi in Breda replaced, should AZ have to settle for a role as a reserve.
The basisploeg of Feyenoord differs further in one position. Central defender Jan-Arie van der Heijden returns from suspension and takes against AZ in the place of Eric Botteghin.
Robin van Persie had last week suffering from an infection on a toe but is usable. The attacker starts on the bench. In the selection of trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst is still no place for Sam Larsson. The Swede resumed last week’s training after a hamstring injury
AZ starts with the same eleven basisspelers as last weekend, when Excelsior in Rotterdam with 2-1 was defeated. The team of coach John van den Brom lost to mid-december for the last race. The eight matches played after the winter break, the Alkmaarders eighteen points.
Number three AZ starts the duel in The Cockpit with fourteen points ahead of Feyenoord, that fifth state.