Good chance for some of Real Madrid's reserves to prove that not only they're ready to stay with the first team but also that they can contribute. Without Kroos, Pepe, Ronaldo and Bale, all eyes will be on Morata, James and Isco. Morata will be fighting with Benzema for a starting spot all season long while James and Isco want to play relevant minutes this year, contrary to what happened last season.
Real Madrid: Casilla; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kovacic, Isco; Asensio, Lucas Vázquez, Morata.
Sevilla: Rico; Ferreira, Pareja, Carriço, Kolo; Iborra, Vazquez, Iborra; Sarabia, Vitolo, Vietto.
It will be very important for Madrid to control the tempo of the game as Konoplyanka and Vietto are two very dangerous players off counterattacks. Varane hasn't been a very reliable defender for a long time and the whole defensive system could struggle against the two Sevilla attackers, who can dribble past opponents but also create some runs off the ball.