Celtic must end their attacking experiments, or they will be in danger of dropping more points in the title race.
Neil Lennon decided to play Oliver Burke up-front, and leave Odsonne Edouard on the bench for the recent 0-0 draw with Aberdeen.
The move didn’t work, and it was no shock to see Edouard come on at half-time. Despite the change, the Hoops couldn’t find the goal they craved.
Doesn’t make sense
It doesn’t really make sense for the Hoops’ best striker to be kept on the bench. Interestingly, Lennon has done this in two of the three games he has been in charge for.
Ironically, Edouard won the game in the first of those games, his late winner sealing a 2-1 win over Hearts. Edouard is too good to be kept on the bench, and he should start every game from now on.
Oliver Burke has been decent so far for Celtic, but playing up-front hasn’t worked, with the first-half against Aberdeen the most recent example.
Play best team going forward
With some big games coming up, it’s important that the Hoops play their best team going forward. That should always include Edouard.
Hopefully Neil Lennon will have learned this lesson going forward after the Aberdeen game. Always pick the best team available should be the mantra from now on. That means no more experimenting, or more points could be dropped.