Chris Sutton plays down talk of the Premiership title race being over

By Hamish Carton

February 12, 2020

Celtic legend Chris Sutton has played down talk that the Premiership title race is over – despite Neil Lennon’s men moving into a ten point lead on Wednesday evening.

The Hoops were in stunning form as they swatted Hearts aside 5-0 at Paradise, while our main rivals Rangers faltered once again in defeat to Kilmarnock.

The nine-in-a-row champions now have a double-digit advantage – albeit having played a game more.

But despite us having just 12 matchdays left, Sutton refused to be drawn on things being settled.

Chris Sutton chats to Neil Lennon (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“No it’s not (done),” he said post-match on BT Sport’s coverage.

“A lot of things can happen. They’ve got to play Celtic twice.

“They battered Celtic last time out but they are showing their weaknesses.

“They’re bottling it. They’re choking again.”

Ryan Jack and Steven Gerrard (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s now completely in our hands

Admit it, you can’t quite believe we’re in this position just six weeks after losing to them at Parkhead.

Since then there’s been an eight point swing in our favour – with six wins from six proving to be more than good enough for the rampant Celts.

Rangers have 13 matches remaining and currently sit on 60 points. That means they can make it to a maximum of 99 points this season.

We’re on 70 so that means that 100 points – or ten more wins – is a tipping point for nine-in-a-row. Manage that – even if we lose both remaining derbies – and we will be champions yet again.

Neil Lennon with the Premiership trophy (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Of course Rangers are likely to drop more points between now and May, meaning that the clinching number should be lower.

But Neil Lennon’s Celtic are just ten wins away from the title. Tick them off one by one lads. Starting at Pittodrie on Sunday.