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.