What will Carlo Ancelotti start? James Rodríguez and Sergio Ramos were finally able to make the squad's list, but it would be reasonable to leave them on the bench in order to avoid any setbacks. Still, it's also true that Real Madrid will start their Christmas break after this match, so Carlo Ancelotti will likely include them in the team's lineup.
All things considered, James' return means that there's a fairly big chance of seeing Illarramendi on the bench, with that Kroos-Isco midfield duo having another chance to gel.
Real Madrid Projected XI: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Isco, James, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.