Keylor Navas, Danilo, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo & Benzema.
|Possible Real Madrid starting 11 line-up vs FC Barcelona|
Things are beginning to heating up as everyone begins talking about next Saturday´s FC Barcelona - Real Madrid Spanish Liga game. Within those talks are speculation on which 11 players will field Coach Zidane from the start. As mentioned speculation as, for example, Rafael Varane, could be placed ahead of Pepe who is illustrated in the above team diagram
Who looks in good conditions to start is Casemiro who has convinced & won over Zidane for the defensive midfield position. Two big names that continue to be absent, even at the "rumour level", are Isco & James Rodriguez. Both seem that they cannot find a regular slot in the Real Madrid starting line-ups. Both continue to generate "noise" about being possibly on the transfer market, & a no participation this weekend could see sparks fly within the dressing room.
In any case, line-ups so early in the week are just what they really are at this stage, pure speculation.
The above photo is the last starting line-up against FC Barcelona under Coach Rafa Benitez. Put this up to see how the fate of some players has changed over time.