The Peru international is currently on the sidelines with a knee ligament injury that has kept him out of action over the past few days.
However, midfielder Jermaine Jones will be available for selection following his recovery from a muscular complaint.
These two sides have never met competitively before.
Schalke: Unnerstall; Howedes, Matip, Papadopoulos, Fuchs; Jones, Neustadter, Afellay, Holtby, Draxler; Huntelaar
Montpellier: Jourdren; Bocaly, Hilton, Congre, Yanga-Mbiwa; Saihi, Estrada; Cabella, Belhanda, Fana; Camara
Sports Mole says: 3-1