Thibaut Courtois is set to start in goal for Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday night. The Belgium international has not played for his club since September 18, a game Madrid won 2-1 away to cross-city rivals Atlético Madrid. Courtois has been training with the Madrid squad for several days now and Carlo Ancelotti believes he is ready to return to face Sevilla.
Ferland Mendy is likely to get the nod at left-back after a strong performance against Barcelona. In midfield, regular starters Aurélien Tchouaméni, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos will return after the win over Elche in midweek.
Karim Benzema withdrew from Friday’s training session with a knock and will miss the matchday 11 fixture. Rodrygo is expected to start as the focal point in attack.
Possible Real Madrid line-up vs Sevilla
The team that Carlo Ancelotti could start against Sevilla is as follows, according to AS:
Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy – Tchouaméni, Modric, Kroos – Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinícius.
As things stand, Madrid are top of La Liga after 10 rounds of action.