Carlo Ancelotti seems to have found a solution to a problem that Real Madrid have had for years. That is Casemiro's natural replacement. The Brazilian is the footballer with the most amount of game time for Real Madrid in recent seasons due to the fact that nobody has been able to perform at his level in that role.
Therefore, the Italian coach got down to work as soon as he arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu to be able to find a solution to this Casemiro dependency and also give Casemiro a well earned rest.
Ancelotti himself made it clear in a press conference that the double pivot "could be a solution" to be able to rotate Casemiro, something he did not hesitate in using against Mallorca.
The Madrid coach played Camavinga and Valverde as a double pivot against the islanders and it could not have worked better for them. 'Los Blancos' won 6-1 at home in a game which did not include any of their main men in midfield in Casemiro, Kroos or Modric.