Zinedine Zidane will have to take a decision in midfield, while Casemiro is injured and the balance in midfield for Real Madrid will be re-examined.
Lack of 3 weeks has important implications for Galacticos, while Toni Kroos movement behind defensive tasks allows an option for another midfielder – one by James, Isco or Mateo Kovacic – who will watch the legislated maximum for this opportunity.
Colombian returned to the French technician plans, as has started against Espanyol and Villarreal and responded well to the confidence of the coach.
Kovacic, on the other hand, already has replaced compatriot his Luka Modric and is the only one of three players who can play as a last midfielder, while two others are featured on the offensive and are not very useful in terms of defensive.
James improved his form, Isco has declined slightly from estimates of coach, although the injury of Casemiro can be luck that he needs to get the necessary minutes.
Against Las Palmas, Casemiro’s injury eventually will be a real test about how Zidane manages his team, a choice that is sure you will have no small impact on the future of each of the players at Real Madrid .