Franco Di Santo is preferred to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in attack as Schalke 04 host Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.
Franco Di Santo has been selected to lead the line for Schalke 04 against Hertha Berlin at Veltins Arena.
Schalke boss Andre Breitenreiter has chosen to hand a start to the Argentine ahead of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who is forced to settle for a spot on the bench.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Max Meyer and Leroy Sane will be expected to provide support for the striker as the hosts look set to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Hertha are looking to extend their unbeaten run to four matches, and the visitors start with Salomon Kalou and Vedad Ibisevic in attack.
Genki Haraguchi and Tolga Cigerci also start for Pal Dardai's side, while Vladimir Darida is named in the centre of midfield.
Schalke 04: Fahrmann, Riether, Howedes, Matip, Aogo, Geis, Goretzka, Sané, Meyer, Choupo-Moting, Di Santo
Subs: Gspurning, Caicara, Kolasinac, Hojbjerg, Ayhan, Neustadter, Huntelaar
Hertha Berlin: Jarstein, Weiser, Plattenhardt, Lustenberger, Langkamp, Darida, Cigerci, Skjelbred, Haraguchi, Kalou, Ibisevic
Result: Vedad Ibisevic double gives Hertha win >