Midfielders – Toni Kroos, Luka Modric.
There’s little reason to upgrade their midfield options, who have both shown that, on their day, they are a match for any combination in European football.
Forwards – Vinicius Jr, Erling Haaland, Eden Hazard.
Vinicius’ performance against Liverpool in the Champions League showed exactly why Los Blancos bosses were so keen to bring him to the club as a teenager.
Eden Hazard has yet to live up to his transfer fee, but another summer to build up fitness, could finally see him beginning to repay some of that outlay.
In the centre, replacing Karim Benzema is a task that very few strikers in the world would be able to manage. Haaland may be the exception.
Courtois; Varane, Alaba, Kounde; Marcelo , Kroos, Modric, Mendy; Vinicius Jr, Haaland, Hazard.