It's decision time for Rafa Benítez. Real Madrid begin their 2015/2016 Liga BBVA title visiting Sporting Gijón's El Molinón in what should be a manageable game for Los Blancos, However, given the mediocre performances put on by Madrid throughout the pre-season, fans around the world will be waiting to see some improvements.
Sporting Gijón Projected XI: Cuéllar, Lora, Hernández, Bernardo, López, Pérez, Alvárez, Cases, Jony, Castro, Guerrero.
Real Madrid Projected XI: Navas, Danilo, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, James, Bale, Ronaldo, Jesé.
Will Benítez leave Isco on the bench to give Jesé a much-deserved chance to replace the injured Karim Benzema? Some reports suggested that the Spanish manager was going to start Isco and James with Ronaldo upfront, a move that could affect Jesé's confidence after his good pre-season, but it seems that Jesé might get the nod after all.
Danilo seems to be ahead of Carvajal so far, but the Spanish right-back could very well recover his spot if Danilo doesn't make a big impact.