Line-ups: Elche-Barca

Cesc Fabregas starts in midfield for Barcelona this afternoon as they prepare to face Elche.

The Spain international has been named in a midfield three, replacing Xavi and playing alongside Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets.

Neymar is missing again in the forward line, so Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi and Pedro start in attack, whilst Marc Bartra and Javier Mascherano continue at centre-back.

The Franjiverdes meanwhile, are still on the fringes of the relegation places, but will look for a win with Coro leading the line.

Elche: Manu H., Damián, Lombán, Pelegrín, D. Cisma, R. Pérez, C. Sánchez, J. Márquez, Rodrigues, Carles Gil, Coro

Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Bartra, Mascherano, Adriano; Cesc, Busquets, Iniesta; Alexis, Messi, Pedro