Capello: Benzema starts ahead of Morata because of Perez

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Former Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello has suggested Karim Benzema's close relationship with club president Florentino Perez is the main reason why the Frenchman still starts ahead of Alvaro Morata.

Benzema has been struggling to find his best form in the opening stages of the 2016-17 campaign, while Morata has impressed regularly off the bench.

"Zidane starts with the French attacker, mainly because he is the president's darling, and then brings on the Spaniard to decide games," said Capello.

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