Opposition Report: Elche

Barcelona face Elche in the league’s 17th match. Xavi’s men would be desperate to get a win, after the disappointing showing from the team in the last few games. Even for early times in Xavi’s reign, Cules would expect a win against Elche and fairly so, as they are 16th in the league.

Even though it sounds like a easy match on paper, it could be tricky on the pitch. Fran Escribá’s side can prove to be a good challenge, if we ignore Elche’s shaky record versus Barcelona. Xavi’s men are currently low on confidence, a win would get the spirits slightly high, but a loss/draw would be shattering.

Here we see some of the most important players for Elche.

Lucas Boyé

The 25 year old Argentine, Lucas Boyé is Elche’s top scorer this season. A subtle threat in front of the goal, he can turn out to be a threat if not defended correctly.

Fidel Chaves

The 32 year old spaniard  is still going strong and can be a potent threat if left unmarked. One of their best players, he can still cause big problems for a shaky Barcelona defence.

Johan Mojica

Elche’s most used player, the 29 year old colombian versatile player has been a vital part of Elche this season. Playing both as a left back and left winger, he has also provided 2 assists in an underwhelming attacking season for the club as a whole.

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