The injuries that Karim Benzema has had so far this season are not normal for a player who is aspiring to get more Balon d'Or trophies. The World Cup break as well as a new niggle had him out of the World Cup, but Real Madrid will have him back at 100% for when the season re-starts.
One of Ancelotti's goals is to get back to the football that they showed at the Bernabeu last season. His numbers for the current season are alarming with regards to what he did in the 2021-22: he has played 12 out of a possible 26 games for club and country, the Frenchman has scored five and only got one assist.
Therefore, the Madrid board have already started working with the technical staff in looking for a reliable forward. Marcus Rashford could be one of the men to replace the place left by Benzema.