Carlo Ancelotti names Keylor Navas, Asier Ilarramendi and Jese in the Real Madrid XI for the visit of Almeria, with Martin Odegaard on the bench.
That means five changes from the side that beat Celta Vigo – Iker Casillas, Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and Isco the quintet dropping out.
Pepe and Fabio Coentrao are the other new faces in Ancelotti’s selection.
There is a place on the bench for Danish starlet Martin Odegaard, and young forward Borja Mayoral is also in the 18.
Almeria introduce captain Corona to the side that beat Eibar, and also have Sebastian Dubarbier and Edgar Mendez in the starting line-up.
Jonathan Zongo, Theivy Bifouma and Javier Espinosa the players to make way for Sergi Barjuan.
Real Madrid: Navas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Varane, Coentrao; Kroos, Illarra, James; Ronaldo, Jese, Hernandez
Subs: Casillas, Marcelo, Nacho, Lucas Silva, Isco, Odegaard, Mayoral
Almeria: Ruben; Ximo, Trujillo, Mauro, Mane; Verza, Thomas, Corona; Dubarbier, Hemed, Edgar
Subs: Julian, Casado, Jonathan, Sanchez, Espinosa, Marin, Azeez
Referee: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva