Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has not trained with the squad this Friday and appears to be set to miss Saturday’s home match against Espanyol. Carvajal completed last Wednesday’s game against Roma and considering that Los Blancos face Sevilla next Wednesday at the Sanchez Pizjuan, it would make sense for Lopetegui to give him some rest just so that he can be ready for that tougher game.
Lopetegui may start making rotations now that Los Blancos have a busier schedule. It seems that Alvaro Odriozola will make his debut this weekend and fans should be excited about his potential after the performances he completed for Real Sociedad last season.
Mariano could also get the chance to start in the offensive line and the same happens with Ceballos in the midfield. This home match against Espanyol seems appropriate to give some reserves the chance to make an impact given that they will surely be willing to prove themselves.