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Carvajal, Marcelo, Varane and Vallejo all injured

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Solari will have a thin defensive line against Valladolid.

Athletic Club v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Real Madrid will be without Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Marcelo and Jesus Vallejo when they take on Valladolid this Saturday, which means that new coach Santi Solari will have to make some tough decisions to replace his defenders.

That said, Odriozola, Nacho, Ramos and Reguilon could start in the defensive line, unless Solari decides to trust Lucas Vazquez for the right-back spot and then move Odriozola to the left side of the defense.

Valladolid have been performing very well this season and Madrid will have to be very careful, even more so considering that their defenders have not played together much at all.

Other than that, it will be interesting to see what Solari decides to do with his starting lineup. Courtois and Keylor Navas will be competing for the starting spot now and other players like Ceballos, Llorente or Vinicius could have more relevant roles during the rest of the season.