better than he would if the coach had decided to start with him. This benefits the team and Guti himself too. Guti is prone to loosing concentration but when he is brought on, only for say, like 30 minutes. He stays focused and tries to make an impact inside those 30 minutes. This gives the coach an extra ace up his sleeve and thus another man to count on in big games. There will be more options for Pelligrini when he knows that, there is no point in starting with Guti, so he will chop and change from a smaller group of mid fielders and top it off with, having Guti as a emergency sub.
It is better for Guti himself that he does not start because if he does (and I think he knows this and the coach knows this as well)then he will not perform and will be out of coach’s consideration for the whole season and may be the whole tenure of thecoach,ie, Pelligrini. By performing as a substitute (given that Guti always gives a 4 to 5 star performance when he comes on as a second half sub) his chances will increase (at least Guti would think so) of playing in the first team, but here is the catch. Pelligrini will not select him for the 1st team because he would know that Guti plays like crap when he starts. So Pelligrini would keep him as his trump card and Guti would keep on working hard (at least he should) in hope of getting to the first 11. This would allow Guti to fight for something and will keep him motivated for much longer of his remaining career, because if Pelligrini starts to start with Guti, it would have two negatives for Guti himself. One, is that he will not perform to the levels he does when he comes on as a second half sub and two, is that Guti would become complacent knowing that he is in the first team, so he will not work as hard and neither will try to improve.
If Guti wants to get approval from the fans, he is going to have to play as a sub, because he just doesn't cut being a starter
So there you go, this is why I think Guti will not start (REGULARLY might I add as well) this season and neither he should and neither allowed. This will benefit all of us. Guti, Real Madrid, Pelligrini and us fans as, we will not scrutinize his every mistake if he plays as a starter (please understand that it is a given FACT that Guti does not play well the whole 90 minutes. Past 4 seasons prove that) and will be more tolerant towards any mistake Guti would make as a sub because, well, he is a sub, what else can one expect. lol.