Real Madrid: Realistic statistical expectations for the frontline in 2021-22

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After a trophyless 2020-21 season under Zinedine Zidane, all hopes have now been pinned on his successor Carlo Ancelotti to deliver success. The Italian manager has returned to the dugout at Real Madrid for the second time after a successful spell that lasted just two years from 2013 to 2015.

Ancelotti’s Real Madrid side were a free-scoring team that played fast counter-attacking football that even appeased neutral supporters. However, in the past few years, notably since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, Los Blancos have lost their charm in the attack and are no longer a high-scoring team. Their only reliant goal-scorer is Karim Benzema, who is now 33-years-old and is nearing closer to the final years of his best form.

With that being said, something has to be done immediately and Carlo Ancelotti is aware of the fact as well. The Italian stated that he wants to install a new system that will improve the attack and allow other forwards and midfielders to contribute towards goals. It does sound really easy to speak about implementing a new system but it’s twice as difficult as building and implementing a successful one.

However, it should not be too difficult a task for Carlo given the plethora of options Real Madrid have in their attack. Having said that, I’ve made a list based on the forwards for next season and what to expect from every forward in terms of goals and assists.