Neil Lennon’s Celtic team continued their superb start of the season on Saturday with a thrilling 5-2 win away to Motherwell.
Goals from Kristoffer Ajer, Leigh Griffiths, James Forrest, Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard provided the three points.
The Hoops survived a slow start, going a goal down, but eventually rallied to blow the Fir Park side away.
Celtic have now scored 20 goals in the last five matches. It’s a tremendous start to the season that suggests Lennon is getting the best attacking blend out of his players.
With CFR Cluj visiting on Tuesday night, it bodes well. We simply should have too much firepower for the Romanian champions.
The goalscorers hit the headlines but the performance of Olivier Ntcham had fans talking too. The Frenchman made his second start of the season and looked phenomenal throughout.
It was his classiest of assists that allowed Edouard to fire home with an accurate finish. Taking the ball on the halfway line, he used his skill and pace to beat a man before making an exquisite pass to his compatriot.
Earlier this summer it looked like he was on the outs at the Hoops. However, Lennon has brought him back into the fold and he looks more vital than ever. He now has a goal and three assists in his five appearances so far this season.
Is he set to go on and become a vital player this season?
These fans are loving his progress, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Ntcham on his day is epic
— A.C ART (@AidanCregan) August 10, 2019
Ntcham has been outstanding today.
— CelticLisboa (@CelticLisboaa) August 10, 2019
Must say Lennon deserves a lot of credit the way he handled the Ntcham stuff in the summer could've took the huff with him but it looks like he's got him focused on us an he was absolutely class the day.
— Paul Boyle (@Boyle_67) August 10, 2019
Ntcham running the show here
— aidan (@Boycy67) August 10, 2019
Ntcham has been unplayable today.
— Kieran (@Kieran_Celtic) August 10, 2019
To be fair..Ntcham best player on the park today
— Electronic Tims (@ETimsNet) August 10, 2019
— – (@Tam_Selleck) August 10, 2019
People slagging Lenny to bring players in but listen Lenny as sorted & done something with a quality player called NTCHAM give the gaffer praise with that instead off looking for negatives all time 🍀
— celtic jaime 🍀 (official account) (@jaimelawson08) August 10, 2019
Canny stop thinking about ntcham for our fourth goal the day, wit a player
— Cammy (@cammy_kennedy1) August 10, 2019