Real Madrid face a daunting task to carry on their blistering form on Sunday night, as they host Sevilla in La Liga.
Carlo Ancelotti's men are looking to go nine games without defeat this weekend, having won seven of their previous eight. They claimed top spot in La Liga with a thunderous 4-1 victory over Granada last weekend, before sealing a place in the Champions League last 16 last time out with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol.
Julen Lapetegui's side will be a different challenge, however. Sevilla have entered the 2021/22 season in similar fashion to their last campaign, proving strong and unforgiving to currently occupy third spot in La Liga -a win would see them leapfrog Los Blancos in the table.
Here's who Ancelotti could field in order to get a big win on Sunday.
1. Goalkeeper & defenders
Thibaut Courtois (GK) - One of the best goalkeepers around, Courtois will start for Real in search of a fourth La Liga clean sheet of the season.
Dani Carvajal (RB) - Great to see him back from injury and starting to hit top form - a sure starter when he's fit and healthy.
Eder Militao (CB) - Has really stepped up to the plate since the departures of Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos this summer, looking like a top central defender.
Nacho Fernandez (CB) - David Alaba was forced off the pitch in midweek and, while his knee injury has been confirmed as minor, the Austrian may not be ready to feature at the weekend.
Ferland Mendy (LB) - He's fantastic to watch when he's in the mood, as a goal and an assist in his last two outings will attest to.
Casemiro (DM) - Undoubtedly one of the best defensive midfielders in world football, Casemiro is supremely talented in all facets of the game and will inevitably start once more for Ancelotti's side.
Luka Modric (CM) - He's had some fitness issues so far this campaign but his performances never diminish in quality. Dazzles incessantly, proving ageless with mesmerising midfield masterclasses.
Toni Kroos (CM) - Another Real Madrid great, Kroos is nothing but incredible to watch. Will of course be present in the Los Blancos midfield after notching two goals and two assists in his previous three outings.
Marco Asensio (RW) - Didn't start in midweek but, despite Rodrygo playing well against Sheriff, Asensio's excellent showing in Granada last weekend should earned him another berth here.
Karim Benzema (ST) - Off-pitch activities could have gotten to him in midweek. Yeah, right. Another day, another exceptional all-round performance, another goal.
Vinicius Jr (LW) - What a joy it is to see this guy fulfilling his potential. His sensational form doesn't look like stopping anytime soon.