Fighting against FIFA virus, James and Isco in line to face Real Mallorca

The FIFA virus has hurt Real Madrid, with injuries to Modric and Bale adding to problems for Lucas Vazquez, Asensio and Nacho. They don’t have a lot of options in midfield, which could lead to James and Isco featuring in Mallorca.

Isco has played just 22 minutes since overcoming a hamstring problem 20 days ago. Zidane hasn’t counted on him, seeing him slow and physically limited. However needs must and he could make a comeback.

James has played 35 minutes in the last four games after starting three in a row. He’s ready to start again, 27 days later.

Brahim Diaz is another option. He hasn’t played a minute so far since being passed fit on September 11. It’s a strange situation after his good finish to last season.