Manager Neil Lennon has named his Celtic team for today’s Scottish Premiership clash at home to Livingston, as per the official club website.
The full match squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Barkas, Elhamed, Duffy, Ajer, Taylor, Frimpong, Brown, McGregor, Ntcham, Christie, Ajeti.
Substitutes – Bain, Bitton, Klimala, Soro, Turnbull, Rogic, Edouard, Elyounoussi, Forrest.
Celtic have a massive chance to go top of the table today, with Hibernian and Rangers not playing each other until tomorrow.
A win would put us level on points with the Ibrox side but we’d be ahead on goal difference.
Considering the anxiety in the wake of Boli Bolingoli’s disaster that resulted in two games postponed, that would be terrific for the Bhoys.
The manager has gone with a strong eleven but has sprung a surprise by naming Odsonne Edouard on the bench.
Albian Ajeti gets the nod in attack but it looks to be a change from the 3-5-2 that we’ve seen in recent matches.
What the exact shape and set-up is obviously remains to be seen and it’ll be interesting when the whistle blows.
The bench is again ridiculously strong with Tom Rogic making it back into the matchday squad.
If you’re a Celtic season ticket holder today’s match is live on the club’s ‘Pass to Paradise’ service.
Supporters who live globally can also watch the match on Celtic TV as subscribers as usual.
If neither of those options is suitable, audio of the match will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio Scotland.
There’s trepidation out there after today’s team was announced.
The fact our best player, Edouard, is on the bench is confusing for some as is the continued reliance on a defensive midfielder in Scott Brown.
Rogic appearing on the bench and Jeremie Frimpong starting has gone down well however.
Ultimately the manager knows best after training with the team all week and hopefully the players out there have more than enough for Livingston on our own patch.
These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts this afternoon…
Names out a hat again 🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/TNYXqnpmzY
— StevenDuffie (@sduffie01) September 19, 2020
Usual. Absolute no consistency in our line ups https://t.co/Jv4w0Chc9u
— Lewis (@WardyBhoy88) September 19, 2020
Why is Lennon benching Edouard and Klimala? The man just baffles me at the minute, looks like 4231 https://t.co/z2nrJQ1kWF
— Aidan (@AidoM67) September 19, 2020
Perfect game to put Turnbull in from the start, Any need for Brown to start? Really? https://t.co/WwMfrtrQTG
— Devin Stockwell (@devin1stockwell) September 19, 2020
Livingston one of the most defensive teams in the league and we go one up top at home against them, this will either be a master stroke or a disaster. Let’s see at full time. https://t.co/rWppDharUm
— CelticBhoy1888 (@Bhoy1888Celtic1) September 19, 2020
Honestly just confused atm… 🍀😅 https://t.co/0PhNdVGSdi
— Celtic Fc To The Core (@CelticFc_Core) September 19, 2020
Mixed bag this. Delighted to see Rogic on the bench 😍 https://t.co/gAMruQrjZy
— DC (@dcolton67) September 19, 2020