Top 5 forwards in Europe right now
#4 Karim Benzema
Surprisingly, the Frenchman looks in unbelievable form so far this season, something the Madridistas aren't familiar with. People thought Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from the Bernabeú would result in a downward spiral in Benzema's abilities.
Instead, the 30-year-old has been sensational since the Portuguese international left for Juventus this summer - netting four goals in three matches, with Real playing more as a team since the departure of their talisman.
He appears to be determined this season and his conversion rate in the three games he's played, commendable. Could this be the beginning of a new, yet short-lived, era of Benzema's excellence, considering age is no longer on his side?