Three possible lineups for Real Madrid with Aurelien Tchouameni

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A double pivot in the 4-4-2 formation

Carvajal – Rudiger – Alaba – Mendy
Valverde – Tchouameni – Modric – Rodrygo
Benzema – Vinicius

During his time at Monaco, Tchouameni was primarily deployed on the left side of a double pivot, and utilizing him in this role at Real Madrid could work. Tchouameni would serve as the defensive anchor in the pivot, alongside a creative presence such as Modric in midfield.

The 4-3-3 is Real Madrid’s bread and butter formation, but changing it up slightly might not be too ridiculous. Yes, the 4-3-3 does provide Ancelotti’s side with a perfect structural balance; however, the Italian manager could still utilize a variation of the 4-4-2, and we’ve seen him use the formation some times during the previous season.

In this setup, having Valverde and Rodrygo out wide would be suitable, and Modric can be interchanged with Kroos or Camavinga alongside Tchouameni should Ancelotti opt to use this formation.

Up top, the Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior duo would be the most likely striking partnership. The use of a number 10 in Marco Asensio or Eden Hazard is also probable, albeit their positions are crucial first-team players are still up in the air.

Nevertheless, regardless of which lineup Ancelotti decides to deploy, it’s pretty apparent that we’ll be seeing Tchouameni in two roles throughout the season, either as a number 6 or as a number 8.

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The future is promising for Real Madrid, and with their latest midfield acquisition, Madridistas have every reason to be excited for what is to come. Get ready for the emergence of a new midfield great at the Santiago Bernabeu because Tchouameni is ready to make his mark as part of this legendary club.