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He Real Madrid goes for The league and he wants to do it in the way he took the title in the 2016/2017 season, the last time he was crowned in the domestic championship. Each match is a final and to win them it is necessary to have everyone plugged in, so the rotations are non-negotiable for Zidane, who wants all his equipment plugged and butt for when he needs the occasion.
In the last month it has been seen as players like Ferland Mendy, Lucas Vázquez or Isco Alarcón they have had opportunities coming out at eleven, which they also did Alphonse Areola, Éder Militao and Gareth Bale against him Alaves. All count and that is that up to 18 different players have made headlines at Real Madrid in November. Everyone's Madrid is back, the plan A, B and even C although Zidane insists on the block.
But Zidane's rotations do not mean that there is a group that is saved from them, they are untouchables. A group of four players who in November have not lost any game and, moreover, have always formed the game throughout the month. They are about Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Casemiro and Karim Benzema. Two defenders, a midfielder and a forward who only have room in Zidane's eleven, while the rest of the positions have rotated at least once in the last month.
It's no surprise to see Ramos in this group. It is the captain and the player who measures each game the mood of the team. It has not been his best month in sports, with his mistake against Real Sociedad (which cost 0-1) and his unnecessary penalty he committed in Mendizorroza. Even so, Zidane has full confidence in him since he has played the 90 minutes in the six games that Madrid has played this season.
Carvajal and the role of Odriozola
Carvajal has always accompanied him on defense. The white side has occupied the right lane of Madrid for all the minutes played in November. He has regained his best level and was instrumental in the white win against Alavés. The fault of his null rest would also be in the little confidence Zidane has shown in his relief, Álvaro Odriozola. In the left lane there is a completely different situation with Marcelo and Mendy.
The third untouchable is Casemiro. With 1,650 minutes he is the most used player by Zidane this season. In November it has been no less and it was only replaced in one of the November matches (before the Galatasaray) playing 59 minutes. Perceived in the League, it may not take long to have his well-deserved rest soon, since Zidane does not have among his plans to rotate with the Brazilian.
The last one is the best player in Madrid this and last season, Karim Benzema. At 31 he is at the best moment of his career and that also translates to the little rest he is having. It is the offensive reference and does not show signs of weakness while still scoring goals. In November he scored seven goals in six games, remaining to zero only against Betis and Alavés. Jovic is his relay, but for now he has not been able to start white.
Varane and Hazard don't rotate either
Behind them, there are two other players to whom the rotations do not seem to go with them. They have not played everything, but it was because of the injuries. They are Raphael Varane and Eden Hazard and they both missed the game against Alavés due to physical problems. The rest played everything at the start. Varane played the 90 minutes of the five games he played, while Hazard was substituted in several games, playing 385 minutes in total, an average of 77 'per game.
(More information: The Madrid of all: Zidane's plan with its eleven most distributed)