The arrival of Mbappé, 22, will modify Madrid’s gala line-up. Bale, 32, is the footballer who has the most options to go out of an attack front formed by Vinicius, Benzema and Mbappé. The eleven, with all the players recovered from their respective injuries, will be like this: Courtois; Carvajal, Nacho, Militao, Alaba; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vinicius, Benzema, Mbappé.
And the fact is that the arrival of the French star at the Santiago Bernabéu does not presuppose a radical change from the white eleven. At first, Ancelotti will only do a man-for-man exchange. The Welshman is the one with the most ballots to leave a gap for the Parisian: The contract ends in 2022 and everything indicates that he will not continue next season. Although in this football you never know. The Italian coach is counting on him this season and if Hazard and Vinicius do not give the expected level, it is possible that the new attack is the BBM (Bale, Benzema and Mbappé). Even so, Vinicius is the one who leaves with an advantage to be the third man in attack. The Brazilian has completed a great league start and coming off the bench in the first two games, the winger has been Madrid’s best footballer and has managed to alleviate what so many threw at him: his effectiveness in front of goal. In two games he has scored three goals. If it continues at this level, the most likely attack front will be the VBM (Vinicius, Benzema and Mbappé).
Anyway, Ancelotti will continue to use the same formation that led him to win La Décima in his first stage at Madrid: 4-3-3. The verticality of Mbappé and Vinicius will mean that Benzema, who likes to have the ball at his feet and control the game, can generate good chances for the former PSG player and the Brazilian. Even so, it will not be until next day 11 against Celta when you can see the first minutes of the Frenchman with his new team. There you will see how he places himself on the field and how he understands with his teammates.