Benzema shines in playmaker role
The Frenchman already has seven assists to his name in this calendar year.
While Benzema is often whistled by some fans for missing 'easy' chances, it's often overlooked that he contributes a lot to the team even without getting on the scoresheet.
Since the start of the calendar year the Frenchman has seven assists to his name, more than ever for such a short period.
Cristiano Ronaldo profits the most from Benzema's playmaking abilities, while he also assisted Isco and Bale's goals.
In total, the French striker contributed to 10 goals since the start of the year. His assist tally for the season already stands at 11.
There is no doubt that Benzema is essential for the Zidane's system.