• Barcelona have won their last five home league meetings with Elche, keeping a clean sheet in their last two.
  • Elche have never won at the Camp Nou in La Liga but have drawn seven of their 19 trips there, the last of those coming back in 1975 (0-0).
  • The Catalan giants have won 23 consecutive home league games; their best run on home soil since the 39 logged between 1958 and 1960.
  • Elche have lost their last three league games; their worst run of the season.
  • Barcelona heve not lost their first home league game of a calendar year since 1998, when they were defeated by another side from the Comunitat Valenciana (3-4 v Valencia).
  • If they win their next two games, Tata Martino’s Barcelona will equal the points haul achieved by Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side from the first half of the season in 2010/11 (52 points). They set the La Liga record last season taking 55 points from their first 19 games.
  • Pedro Rodriguez has equalled Lionel Messi as Barcelona’s top scorer in all competitions this season (14 goals).
  • Cesc Fabregas has made more assists than any other La Liga player this season (nine) and is already one ahead of his tally in his first season in Europe.
  • Tata Martino’s side have conceded a league-high proportion of goals from set pieces this season (50%).