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How Real Madrid could line up when injured players return.

Since the season started, Real Madrid has seen a couple of their key players being sidelined due to injury.

Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy's fitness woes are a 'concern' for the club after an injury-hit few months for the full-backs.

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Eden Hazard, who picked up a knock in the UEFA Nations League game against France, is reportedly fit as his injury isn't serious. However, the Belgian International might not be rushed to the starting XI immediately after the international break.

In this article, we'll be looking at how Carlo Ancelotti could set up his starting XI when he has a fully fit squad. Check it out below:

Formation

With the introduction of these stars, Carlo Ancelotti could revert to the 3-4-3 formation.

Goalkeeper

Thibaut Courtois will undoubtedly be the man between the sticks as the Whites don't seem to have quality options on the bench.

Defense

As for the defensive setup, the trio of David Alaba, Nacho, and Eder Militao could occupy the various positions.

Midfield

With the defensive positions already occupied, Ferland Mendy could be pushed to the left-wing-back spot while Dani Carvajal plays on the opposite flank.

The duo of Toni Kroos and Croatian maestro Luka Modric could keep their places in the middle of the park.

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Attack

Though Vinicius Jr started the season quite well, his performances seem to have reduced regressed in recent weeks.

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As such, Eden Hazard could be favored over him in the left-wing-forward position.

As for the other positions up front, Karim Benzema and Rodrygo could take up spots in those areas.

Here's an illustration of how the possible lineup could look like:

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It's going to be very interesting to see how Real Madrid will play when these players are fully fit.

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