Projected Real Madrid starting lineup against Villar弓al

Real Madrid will be back in La Liga action on Sunday night as they welcome Villarreal to the Santiago Bernabeu. Carlo Ancelotti’s team has had an impressive season so far but has struggled at times to maintain the consistency needed to stay at the top of the table. The draw last weekend against Real Betis is the kind of result and performance that they need to avoid. Fortunately, several key players are expected to return from injury soon.

The starting lineup that Ancelotti may choose for Real Madrid vs. Villarreal could include Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal. His return to fitness is a welcome sight, especially with Thibaut Courtois sidelined for an extended period. The defense may see Lucas Vazquez filling in for the injured Dani Carvajal, while Antonio Rudiger and David Alaba could form the center back pairing. Ferland Mendy is expected to take back his place at left back, with Fede Valverde and Toni Kroos slotting into midfield. Jude Bellingham and Brahim Diaz could play in attacking midfield, with Joselu and Rodrygo leading the line.

One standout for Real Madrid in recent matches has been Joselu, whose brace against Union Berlin has displayed his prowess as a penalty-box striker. His ability to finish crosses could prove crucial in the game against Villarreal. Rodrygo, who also played well in the match against Union Berlin, showed his effectiveness in combining with Joselu to create scoring opportunities.

Real Madrid’s midfield is also likely to feature Fede Valverde, who consistently delivers solid performances. His physicality will be crucial against Villarreal’s midfield. Meanwhile, Toni Kroos or Luka Modric could bolster the midfield, and with Aurelien Tchouameni expected to return soon, the competition for places in the starting lineup will only intensify.

Jude Bellingham has been in excellent form, displaying a keen eye for goal, and his desire to follow in the footsteps of Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has endeared him to the fans. Brahim Diaz is another option for Ancelotti to consider in the attacking midfield role, as he looks to provide meaningful contributions.

Real Madrid will be looking to bounce back from their draw against Real Betis with a convincing performance against Villarreal. With key players returning from injury, Ancelotti will have the luxury of depth and quality options when selecting his starting lineup. The match promises to be an entertaining clash between two top teams, and Real Madrid will be eager to secure all three points at home.

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