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Real Madrid: Benzema will not be against Elche to give him rest
By technical decision of Carlos Ancelotti, French striker Karim Benzema will not be in the game against Elche, so he will not travel with the rest of the group. The Italian coach wanted to give him rest, since he considers that the player is physically and mentally exhausted.
A very valid decision considering that the rival is not very strong and that the forward accumulates many games, so he prefers not to play tomorrow. As for the Real Madrid squad, only Courtois and Militao have played more games than the Frenchman.
First game of the season that Benzema misses
This will be the first match that the Real Madrid forward has missed this season, so this gives Jovic a chance to show a good game and earn the trust of Ancelotti, a player that the Italian has so far not taken into account.
While Benzema has played every game as a starter and has only been substituted against Mallorca when they thrashed 6-1 and came out with just 10 minutes to go, so he shows that he is one of the most important players for Carlos Ancelotti.
The white coach has said that from now on it is necessary to start distributing the reinforcements of the teams and the rotation will be a continuity in this schedule of commitments every four dates. This in order to ensure that all players stay until the end of the season.
Ballon d'Or voting closed
Since last Sunday, the voting for the Ballon d'Or for which Benzema is one of the main candidates to win it has been closed, so Carlos Ancelotti knows that the player can now be given the necessary rest.
According to the rumors of the Ballon d'Or vote, the French striker would have been in third position. However, nothing is certain until the day of the Ballon d'Or gala, where Benzema will surely have all eyes on him.
This new rotation scheme for Ancelotti clearly opens the opportunity to players who do not count for much for the coach, such as the Belgian Eden Hazard, so he can play as a starter this Saturday, while Rodrygo is reserved for the Champions League.
The return of Bale is close, which will allow Ancelotti to have many more variants in the attack. A Madrid with many options in the squad, so the rotation will not be a difficult task for Ancelotti, who will now put a Jovic to the test who is increasingly sunk in the white team.
Announcement of Real Madrid against Elche
Goalkeepers : Lunin, Fluidias and Courtois.
Defenders : E. Militao, Vallejo, Carvajal, Alaba, Marcelo, Mendy and Nacho.
Midfield : Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Blanco, Camavinga, Lucas Vázquez.
Forwards : Asensio, Hazard, Rodrygom Jovic, Vinícius Jr. and Mariano.