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FC Barcelona News: 24 February 2021; All set for Elche, Monchi rejects Barcelona rumors

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors

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The lowdown on Elche CF - FC Barcelona
Following the draw with Cádiz at the weekend, the Camp Nou hosts another league game on Wednesday (7.00pm CET). This time the opponents are Elche, just a month after the sides met in the reverse fixture, but here’s a quick reminder of the essentials on the green-and-whites.

Preparation for Elche - FC Barcelona
Tuesday brought another session at the Ciutat Esportiva, with team focused on a rearranged home fixture against Elche at the Camp Nou on Wednesday at 7.00pm CET.

Frenkie de Jong threatened by suspension if he's booked - SPORT
Frenkie de Jong must be careful against Elche because he is one yellow card away from a suspension. The Dutch midfielder has four so far this season and if he’s booked on Wednesday night then he will miss the next game, against Sevilla on Saturday at 4.15pm.

Monchi rejects rumours he will join Barcelona - SPORT
Sevilla’s legendary sporting director Monchi has ruled out switching to Barcelona despite rumours he might be coming to Camp Nou. Speaking to Estadio Deportivo, he unlinked himself from speculation.

Ronald Koeman's message for Barça dressing room: We CAN win La Liga - SPORT
Ronald Koeman doesn't give up. The Barcelona coach didn't hide that he felt "terrible" after the draw against Cadiz, but he's not focused on turning things around. Speaking ahead of Wednesday's game against Elche, he said his message for the players is a simple but clear one: "Podemos" ('We can win the title').

Ronald Koeman defends Clement Lenglet after error against Cadiz - Football Espana
Clement Lenglet was at fault for blowing the Blaugrana’s lead, conceding the equalising penalty right at the death after his team had been totally dominant for the preceding 90 minutes. Koeman, however, rejected that Lenglet was the main culprit for his team’s failure to secure all three points and gain ground on Los Rojiblancos.