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Real Madrid youngster now seen as an indispensable part of Ancelotti’s plans – report

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The rise of Eduardo Camavinga at Real Madrid has been meteoric this season. From a state of relative oblivion, the youngster has become one of Ancelotti’s most improved players.

According to reports from AS, Camavinga has become indispensable to Carlo Ancelotti and is an untouchable member in the squad. His exclusion against Atletico Madrid was purely because he is a regular starter and required rest.

The Frenchman’s rise this season began when Aurelien Tchouameni was ruled out through injury, forcing the manager to look for alternate options in midfield. Camavinga popped into the equation and changed the perception fans and the management had of him.

Over the next few weeks, the youngster delivered flawless performances as the defensive midfielder in Ancelotti’s setup. From that point till now, he continues to be one of the manager’s more used options in the position.

In recent weeks after Ferland Mendy’s injury, the youngster has come to use as an able left-back. Needless to say, it is his versatility that makes him such a valuable option for the Italian tactician.

The 20-year-old has started 23 league games for Real Madrid this season and has provided one assist in the process. In addition to around one key pass, he averages close to eight defensive actions per game.

With Aurelien Tchouameni back fit and raring, it remains to be seen as to how Ancelotti manages Camavinga’s game time now. There are reports that the manager hopes to attempt playing both French proteges together in midfield.

Camavinga is expected to start when Real Madrid take on Barcelona in the semifinal of the Copa del Rey on Thursday night, although the question remains as to where he will play.

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Brahim, Tchouameni start in a 4-3-1-2: How Real Madrid could lineup against Sevilla

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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.

Defence

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.

Rudiger to return after a brief spell on the sidelines (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

Elsewhere in defence, Ferland Mendy should continue to start ahead of Fran Garcia in the left-back position.

Midfield

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.

Attack

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.

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