It’s a big gameweek in La Liga as Barcelona host Osasuna, Valencia take on Villarreal, Real Betis travel to Athletic Club, while Real Madrid travel to San Sebastian to lock horns against Real Madrid.
Carlo Ancelotti has made a few changes to the starting lineup ahead of their game against Osasuna in the Copa del Rey final. With Karim Benzema not called up, Mariano Diaz starts as the striker.
He is accompanied by Rodrygo on the left-wing, while Marco Asensio starts on the right side of the attack.
In midfield, meanwhile, Aurelien Tchouameni gets a start as the defensive midfielder. Dani Ceballos and Toni Kroos, meanwhile, get the nod as the no. 8s, with Luka Modric injured and Federico Valverde benched.
David Alaba is still out of action due to injury, and hence Eder Militao has to start in central defence alongside Antonio Rudiger. Nacho has been placed as the left-back, while Daniel Carvajal takes his place on the right side of the back-four.
Thibaut Courtois is the final piece of the puzzle, holding the fort in goal.
Brahim, Tchouameni start in a 4-3-1-2: How Real Madrid could lineup against Sevilla
Real Madrid are set to play hosts to Sevilla this evening, in what could prove to be a critical match in the context of the title race.
Although Los Blancos hold a formidable lead at the top of the table, the club are coming on the back of a disappointing result against Rayo Vallecano.
Dropping more points against Sevilla tonight could prove to be costly, especially with Barcelona and Girona breathing down their necks.
Potential Real Madrid lineup vs Sevilla
As Real Madrid approach this crucial game, coach Carlo Ancelotti has to make several arrangements, especially with so many players ruled out either due to injury or suspension.
Starting from the goalkeeper position, Thibaut Courtois remains out, which means Andriy Lunin should continue in between the sticks, ahead of the unhappy Kepa Arrizabalaga.
In the right-back position, Ancelotti is likely to opt for Lucas Vazquez, as Dani Carvajal is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the last game.
On a bright note, though, Antonio Rudiger is back and should return to central defence. He will be accompanied by Nacho Fernandez at the heart of Real Madrid’s four-man backline.
Elsewhere in defence, Ferland Mendy should continue to start ahead of Fran Garcia in the left-back position.
Moving into midfield, Eduardo Camavinga has been ruled out due to suspension. However, Ancelotti does have a myriad of options in the middle of the park.
Aurelien Tchouameni should continue to operate in the number six position, just behind the two interior midfielders Toni Kroos and Federico Valverde.
Luka Modric is an option on the bench, should Ancelotti require more experience in the middle.
As for the attack, the Real Madrid frontline should be led by Brahim Diaz once again, even though he faces fierce competition from Joselu.
Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo, on the other hand, are guaranteed choices in the wide attacking spaces, though Ancelotti does have Arda Guler and Alvaro Rodriguez as potential alternatives.