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“I’m a cowboy
On a steel horse I ride
I’m wanted dead or alive
Wanted dead or alive” - Bon Jovi
Eden Hazard will return to action against Cadiz. The Belgian has not has it easy since moving to the Spanish capital and many are hoping he can finally put his injury woes behind him.
Castilla forward Latasa has made the matchday squad and will most likely get to play some minutes given that Carlo has made it a point to rotate as much as possible. Mario Gila is back in the squad for the second consecutive game. Gila seems to be a favourite of the Real Madrid manager.
In the absence of Karim and Vinicius, Rodrygo Goes will have to carry the attack. Rodrygo’s form has picked up at the perfect time and he has managed to stay healthy and reap the rewards of his purple patch.
Ahead of the curve
Eduardo Camavinga has been getting a lot of minutes lately and that seems likely to continue as Carlo seeks to mold the youngster into an all-round marauding midfielder. Ancelotti has opted to develop Edu as a 6 which has surprised many but there may yet be value in the experiment. Time will tell.
“And I walk these streets, a loaded six-string on my back
I play for keeps ‘cause I might not make it back
I’ve been everywhere, still I’m standing tall
I’ve seen a million faces and I’ve rocked them all”
The Daily Poll
Is Ceballos a good long-term alternative?
No. I prefer Tchouameni
When are Blanco and Arribas going to get a chance?
Yes. Ceballos has the talent and experience