Real Madrid resume La Liga duties after the international break with a trip to face Granada.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side are unbeaten in their last six outings in all competitions, with their goalless draw against Osasuna last month the only blot on their copybook since returning from the October internationals.
Los Blancos face a trip to Transnistria in midweek to face Sheriff in the Champions League, but Ancelotti will be keen for his players to maintain their focus on domestic duties as they hunt down Real Sociedad at the top of La Liga.
Here’s how the Italian could line his side up this weekend.
Thibaut Courtois (GK) – A true definition of a leader and a calming presence between the posts.
Dani Carvajal (RB) – An experienced head in the Real backline, capable of delivering quality in the final third.
Eder Militao (CB) – It’s easy to see why the Brazilian has been linked with a move to the Premier League.
David Alaba (CB) – His recovery pace allows Real to play high up the pitch.
Ferland Mendy (LB) – His return from injury has been much welcomed by the Real Madrid faithful.
Casemiro (DM) – Diligent in his defensive duties, with his ability on the ball capable of springing Real forward quickly.
Eduardo Camavinga (CM) – An able deputy for Luka Modric, who celebrated qualification to the 2022 World Cup with Croatia this week.
Toni Kroos (CM) – Reaping the rewards of international retirement, ensuring he is fresh heading into this upcoming block of fixtures for his club.
Marco Asensio (RW) – Has rediscovered his confidence under Ancelotti, who has reminded him what he’s capable of in the final third.
Karim Benzema (ST) – Enjoying an extraordinary season and he will be keen to maintain his goalscoring exploits.
Vinicius Junior (LW) – The Brazilian has gone from strength to strength this campaign, with his performances continuing to catch the eye.