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Camavinga or Rodrygo: Ancelotti's big decision ahead of Sevilla clash

Eduardo Camavinga came off the bench to replace Toni Kroos in Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Chelsea at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in midweek, and he stood out thanks to his impressive performance in midfield.

The 19-year-old also made the difference in Los Blancos' comeback win against Paris Saint-Germain, and although he doesn't score many goals his recovery of the ball against Chelsea led to Karim Benzema's winning goal in extra time.

Carlo Ancelotti has been delighted with Camavinga's contribution off the bench in these two games, but he is not sure whether to start him or Rodrygo Goes away at Sevilla on Sunday.

The Italian coach must decide if he is going to start the Frenchman in the Casemiro position, given the Brazilian's suspension, or give Rodrygo the nod and move Fede Valverde into the three-man midfield.

Camavinga and Valverde were the two players who provided Los Blancos with the energy they needed to qualify against Chelsea, but Ancelotti does not believe that the former Rennes prodigy is tactically mature enough to handle a tough game away at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan just yet.

He would rather use Camavinga in the chaos of a comeback attempt than in a game against a tactically astute Sevilla side, where order must reign. This means that the Rodrygo option is gaining more strength.

Seven wins in his last seven starts

Real Madrid have won all of the last seven games Camavinga has started, with these coming against Athletic Club, Alcoyano, Elche, Granada, Real Sociedad and Getafe.

The Frenchman covered for the injured Toni Kroos in Real Madrid's defeats to Sheriff Tiraspol and Espanyol earlier this season, as he failed to live up to expectations.

From that point on Ancelotti didn't give him much playing time, but Camavinga has bounced back in the last two months.

He is 16th in terms of playing time this season, as he has stayed on the pitch for 1,225 minutes. This is more than players such as Marcelo, Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Isco and Gareth Bale, and a bit less than Rodrygo and Marco Asensio.

Rodrygo: Lethal in Europe, struggling in LaLiga

Rodrygo has not impressed with his performances in the Spanish top flight, but he is always an option for Ancelotti as he appears to be ahead of Asensio once again in the Italian coach's pecking order.

The Brazilian forward has been spectacular in Europe, having netted Real Madrid's first goal against Chelsea, but he is struggling to deliver in LaLiga Santander.

In fact, Rodrygo has scored more goals in the Champions League than in LaLiga Santander this season. However, Ancelotti has no doubt about is his work rate and commitment, which can help him secure a starting spot against Sevilla.

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