The Brazilian has impressed Ancelotti in recent weeks and earns his place tonight.
“He’s was in good form against Almería and he can play as a starter. I really like how Xabi and Illarra are working because they provide balance and possession. Xabi Alonso is coming off a major injury and perhaps we have to think about resting him tomorrow and having Casemiro play,” said Ancelotti.
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