Celtic have now won five league games in a row. This hadn’t happened since the last five games of Brendan Rodgers’ first season.

Of course the Bhoys should win just about every game they play in the Scottish Premiership. This run is somewhat more astonishing however.

This run, started by a tight 1-0 win over Aberdeen, has come amidst an injury crisis.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have been devastating recently. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Celtic have won seven domestic games in a row, including two Betfred Cup ties.

In those seven games they have scored a whopping 25 goals. In their first seven games of the season, they only managed nine.

There had been a lot made of the barren spell the Bhoys endured in the early part of the season.

Many believed it meant a crisis at the club and something would have to change.

Eduoard and Sinclair have helped Celtic hit the target again. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Enforced changes bearing fruit

The injury crisis may actually be a blessing in disguise for Celtic.

With Scott Brown, Olivier Ntcham and Youssouf Mulumbu out, Celtic have been forced to ditch their two sitting midfielders.

Callum McGregor has replaced Brown, letting Tom Rogic and Ryan Christie bomb forward.

McGregor has been brilliant in his last two games, keeping the ball moving at a high tempo.

Callum McGregor has excelled in his new role. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

A lot has to be said for having two good centre halves at the back.

Filip Benkovic and Dedryck Boyata breed confidence into the attacking players.

Knowing that their own goal is secure, Celtic have attacked with a creativity and freedom not seen since Rodgers’ maiden year at the club.

If The Hoops carry on in this vein, this winning run won’t end for a long time yet.

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