Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has kept faith with the side that went down 1-0 to Real Betis last week, selecting the same 11 for los Blancos' Primera Division clash with Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening.
The home side recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory with a side that included wholesale changes in their last outing against Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey, but it is business as usual for the Madrid derby.
Germany international Mesut Ozil will be out to repay his coach's confidence after the midfielder has failed to reach the heights of last season, playing an integral role as Madrid beat rivals Barcelona to the title.
Atleti, however, see two changes to the side that saw off Sevilla 4-0 in their last La Liga match, with Mario Suarez coming into the midfield in place of Tiago and Cata Diaz slotting into the defence in place of Felipe.
Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Arbeloa, Ramos, Pepe, Coentrao; Alonso, Khedira; Di Maria, Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo; Benzema.
Altetico Madrid (4-4-2): Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Cata Diaz; Gabi, Mario Suarez; Arda, Koke, Diego Costa; Falcao.