Isco is the man nominated by Carlo Ancelotti this evening to replace Luka Modric for Real Madrid's visit to Eibar in La Liga.
The Coach intimated in his pre-match Press conference that he had yet to identify a replacement for the injured Croat, but he has gone with the attacking midfielder to complement Toni Kroos in an attack-minded line-up.
Elsewhere for Los Blancos, Dani Carvajal's recovery from a thigh injury sees him regain his place at right-back, with Nacho dropping to the substitutes' bench.
Eibar, meanwhile, are unchanged from the 2-1 loss at Malaga a fortnight ago.
Eibar: Irureta; Boveda, Albentosa, Raul Navas, Lillo; Errasti, Dani Garcia; Capa, Arruabarrena, Saul; Del Moral
Subs: Jaime, Anibarro, Javi Lara, Boateng, Dani Nieto, Angel, Lekic
Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; James, Kroos, Isco, Bale; Ronaldo, Benzema
Subs: Navas, Varane, Coentrao, Khedira, Chicharito, Arbeloa, Nacho
Referee: Fernandez Borbalan