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Celta de Vigo vs Real Madrid, La Liga 2015: Projected Lineups

Marcelo is back and Ancelotti will likely introduce a pure midfield to replace Modric.

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Real Madrid will try to keep the race for the Liga BBVA title alive in what will be a tough match in Vigo. The Galician side are always hard to beat at home and almost managed to get a point against Barcelona a few weeks back. They also beat Atlético early in the season.

Real Madrid Projected XI: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Illarramendi, Isco, James, Ronaldo, Chicharito.

Celta de Vigo Projected XI: Álvarez, Mallo, Cabral, Fontàs, Jonny, Fernández, Krohn-Dehli, Mina, Orellana, Nolito, Larrivey.

Marcelo will be back in the squad after missing Real's last match suspended. Furthermore, Ancelotti will likely deploy a pure midfielder to replace Luka Modric this time, meaning that Sergio Ramos will be back to the defensive line. Illarramendi and Lucas Silva will fight for the starting spot alongside Kroos, and the Basque has the edge. Chicharito will also most likely start this match upfront, with Jesé staying on the bench as a game-changer.

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