Gonzalo Higuaín has been named in Jose Mourinho's 19-man squad list for Sunday's visit from Real Sociedad. It is the Argentinean's first appearance in any team list since he suffered a hamstring injury at the start of November. The other surprise inclusion was that of Real Madrid C centre-back Diego Javier Llorente who comes in while Pepe, Albiol and Coentrao remain on the casualty list while Sergio Ramos is serving a one-match suspension for accumulation of bookings.
The full list reads:
Casillas, Adán, Jesús, Varane, Carvalho, Arbeloa, Llorente, Nacho, Xabi Alonso, Khedira, Özil, Essien, Modric, Callejón, Di María, Kaká, Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuaín and Benzema.