As the glorified 10 consecutive league title successes get closer and closer by each fixture, Celtic managed to secure two others 10s-in-a-row on Saturday.
We all crave that famous Scottish football first. The idea of securing 10 straight championships would be too much for our rivals to take. One particular club comes to mind here.
However, Celtic’s recent form has seen them take two more 10s after their win over Aberdeen. Due to the 2-1 success, the Hoops have now managed to win 10 consecutive Premiership games. In addition to that, Neil Lennon’s men have also won their last 10 home matches.
We’ve played 10 games at home in the Premiership season and won them all. The last time we managed to lose domestically at Celtic Park came all the way back in May 2018. Even then it was a meaningless game.
But our recent form can’t be ignored. We’ve only lost one of our 18 games in the Premiership this season. We’ve drawn another and won 16. That’s an incredible haul from Lennon so far. In recent years, that’s only been bettered by the 2016/17 Invincibles, who had only dropped two points by this stage.
Close to perfect this season
In our last 10 games, Celtic have scored 30 goals and kept seven clean sheets. It’s close to perfect from Lenny, and they still don’t look like slipping up anytime soon.
Brendan Rodgers’ biggest run of Premiership wins was 22 during that famous 2017 season. Rangers ended that with a 1-1 draw at Parkhead. It will be extremely intriguing to see if Lennon can get close to that run, although there is much work to be done before we can have our eyes on that.
Performance levels have dipped a little in recent weeks as December starts to take its toll. Our last two home matches have seen us pegged back and needing a late(ish) second-half goal to win the game. Where Celtic were clinical at the start of the season, it looks as though we need to rediscover that kind of ruthless streak again.
Yet, it’s incredible just how many games Celtic have netted in. Back in October, Livingston beat us 2-0. That’s the only game this season where we’ve failed to find the net.
There are two more games between now and the winter break. Successes against St Mirren and Rangers will give Celtic a more-than-deserved eight-point lead at the top. Should that happen, nobody can complain given the club’s form this season.
It only adds more proof to the fact that Lenny has improved this squad tenfold. He can be delighted with his work this season.