Karim Benzema rescues Real Madrid against Espanyol. Aurelien Tchouameni eases Casemiro's defeat.

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Tchouameni looking at home

This is the second straight game in which Aurelien Tchouameni has shown why he should be considered Real Madrid's starting midfielder in place of Casemiro.

Tchouameni's improved offensive contributions were shown by his assist on the game's first goal, which Vinicius scored with the help of a brilliant through pass that sent him racing in on goal

ultimately past Benjamin Lecomte.Tchouameni began in the same position as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric for the first time, but the younger player has more energy and is faster to the ball going forward

Carlo Ancelotti the team manager has come to that conclusion.He goes inside the box Madrid's manager noted earlier in the week.I won't tell him to copy Casemiro's style.94% is Tchouameni's pass rate.

Uncertainty from defensive switch

Ancelotti made it clear before the season that David Alaba and Eder Militao the central defence duo that won a double last year would start the season as the starters

Because of this,high-profile summer acquisition Antonio Rudiger has had to make do with a few surprise appearances at full back and a starting spot beside Nacho in a rotating squad on opening day.

Rudiger started alongside Militao, while Alaba moved to left back, even though both Ancelotti and Alaba had said before that the Austrian international would stay in the middle.unless something 

unexpected happened.Rudiger and Militao were caught off guard by Joselu's equalizer, which makes it hard to believe that the decision was correct.Rudiger moved up when Militao played Joselu onside

and neither player did anything when Joselu's first shot was returned to him, which shows that they haven't played together much.Having three central defenders of this quality is a luxury.

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