Carlo Ancelotti confirms this Real Madrid midfielder may start against Mallorca

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Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos may start against Mallorca on Sunday.

Ceballos is yet to start for Real Madrid this season, making four La Liga substitute appearances.

When asked about Ceballos’ chances of starting against Mallorca, Ancelotti said: “He may well play tomorrow.”

Ancelotti also confirmed Eden Hazard will replace the injured Karim Benzema in the starting XI against Mallorca.

He added: “Hazard played against Celtic and he’ll do the same tomorrow. I hope he can put in a repeat performance.

“Injuries happen. Benzema had a small issue against Celtic and he was out for a while in December last year too and we managed to replace him just fine.

“The team played brilliantly without him against Celtic, especially up top, and I hope to see more of the same tomorrow.”