Real Madrid makes their first trip to the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in 24 years to face an Elche side still chasing their first win of the season.
Gareth Bale’s thigh continues to be a major storyline for Los Blancos as their world record signing will again miss out after tweaking a muscle while warming up on Sunday. Carlo Ancelotti will likely press Angel Di Maria back into action on the right wing but with El Derbi madrileño looming on Saturday, he’ll likely want to try and rest a few players.
Luka Modrić, Jesé Rodríguez and Álvaro Morata could all feature but injuries have eroded much of Ancelotti’s depth so his he’ll likely have no choice but to keep on trucking through this extremely busy part of the schedule. via – SBNation.com