Alberto Toro


His displays have made him a fixture in the Madrid team


Eduardo Camavinga has started 19  of Real Madrid’s last 20 games. He  has firmly established himself as Los Blancos' first choice at anchorman.

The 20-year-old enjoyed a fantastic finish to last season, starting regularly and proving key in the closing stages of Champions League knockout ties.

This term, Camavinga's fortunes have ticked upwards since the World  Cup. Before the tournament, he had played 722 minutes across 21 games.

Since the World Cup, he has racked  up more than 1,600 minutes and is Madrid’s fourth-most used player. Vinícius leads the way on 1,800.

Qatar 2022 gave us the opportunity  to see Camavinga in a different position. For the first time, he played at left-back - and excelled.

Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti took note of his good work at full-back, and has opted for him when he’s needed to bring someone in on the left of defence.

Aurélien Tchouaméni has been the chief casualty of Camavinga’s fine form. He’s now behind his compatriot in the pecking order at anchorman.

Indeed, Camavinga has so far been given 500 minutes’ more game time this season than Tchouaméni, who joined from Monaco in the summer.

Tchouaméni arrived at Madrid as the fourth-most expensive signing in the club’s history, and was tasked with filling the void left by Casemiro.

He began the season excellently, starting 10 games in a row. But a dip  in form, coupled with injury absences, has seen him take a back seat.

Camavinga is also ahead of Tchouaméni in the France team. Coach Didier Deschamps has picked the former over the latter in recent games.