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How Real Madrid could line up against Real Sociedad

Ferland Mendy and Dani Ceballos trained with the squad on the eve of the game against Real Sociedad.

Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti (C) leads a training session at Valdebebas Sport City in Madrid on September 16, 2023. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)

Real Madrid return to LaLiga action this weekend when they take on Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Ferland Mendy and Dani Ceballos trained with the squad on the eve of the game against La Real after recovering from their respective spells on the sidelines.

Vinícius and Arda Güler have been training in the gym as they continue to work on their recoveries from injury. Long-term absentees Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao will remain sidelined for several more months.

Bellingham back after international duty

Jude Bellingham impressed for England against Scotland in midweek, scoring in the 3-1 victory at Hampden Park. The 20-year-old has been in sensational form for Los Blancos, bagging five goals in just four LaLiga games so far and should get the nod to start again.

Real Madrid players during a training session.
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Real Madrid players during a training session.PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUAFP

Predicted Real Madrid XI

Five Madrid midfielders played during the international window; Toni Kroos is the only one who remained at Valdebebas. Luka Modric, Eduardo Camavinga, Fede Valverde and Bellingham all returned to Valdebebas on Thursday, with only Aurélien Tchouaméni returning on Wednesday.

Carlo Ancelotti could play the following XI against Imanol Alguacil’s Real Sociedad side at the Bernabéu on Sunday:

Kepa; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Fran García; Tchouaméni, Kroos, Camavinga, Bellingham; Rodrygo, Joselu.