Real Madrid released Zinedine Zidane's squad list for Sunday's home match against Sporting de Gijón.
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla and Rubén Yáñez.
Defenders: Varane, Pepe, Marcelo, Carvajal, Arbeloa and Danilo.
Midfielders: Kroos, James, Bale, Casemiro, Kovacic, Modric and Isco.
Attackers: Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jesé.
As initially expected, Sergio Ramos will miss the match, and so will Lucas Vázquez, Cheryshev and Nacho.
Zidane confirmed that Varane will start the match. James and Isco will be competing for one spot in the Starting XI as well and the Colombian will most likely get the nod after staying on the bench last weekend. The same could happen with Danilo and Carvajal. Zidane might be inclined to rotate his squad and that would keep Carvajal on the bench this time around.
Modric and Kroos are expected to start although Kovacic's return from a suspension could also be useful if Zidane plans to give his starters some rest.