Neil Lennon has announced the Celtic team that will take on Hearts in Wednesday evening’s Premiership encounter, as reported by the club’s official Twitter account.
The team is as follows:
Starting XI: Forster, Simunovic, Jullien, Ajer; Forrest, Brown, Ntcham, McGregor, Taylor; Griffiths, Edouard
Substitutes: Bain, Bauer, Hayes, Rogic, Christie, Elyounoussi, Bayo
Celtic are seemingly always in action at the moment. The Hoops face the Edinburgh side only three days after defeating Hearts in the Scottish Cup.
Neil Lennon made changes for that game, but it is back to the usual suspects for match against Hearts, which the Hoops must win to stay at least seven points clear at the top of the league.
In-form player returns to starting line-up
Odsonne Edouard missed out completely against Clyde, but the in-form striker makes his return to the starting line-up, as does Leigh Griffiths.
The duo have struck up an exceptional partnership recently. It is no surprise that they are up-front together once more.
In midfield, Callum McGregor makes his return to the side after being rested against Clyde.
He is supported by the duo of Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham.
Trio key to Hoops’ winning run
The trio have been key to Celtic’s run of seven wins in a row. Therefore, it is to be expected that they are lining-up in action for the Hoops once again.
As for the defence, the trio of Christopher Jullien, Jozo Simunovic and Kristoffer Ajer get the nod to start, as the Celtic boss sticks with the 3-5-2 formation.
The team selected by Neil Lennon seems to have pleased some Celtic fans, judging by the reaction on social media.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the starting line-up:
What a team 🍀
— jamie (@Lord_Bitton67) February 12, 2020
Taylor starting 💕💕
— Callum Mackay (@callummackay05) February 12, 2020
The 3-5-2 😎
— JohhnyMartin88 (@JohhnyMartin88) February 12, 2020
Yes. Cracking lineup
— David McDonald (@Davidmcd316) February 12, 2020
Putting at least 4 past hearts tonight 😎
— Keith Robertson (@Krobertson5808) February 12, 2020
— MB (@melbourne88) February 12, 2020
That will do
— Brian Traynor (@BrianTraynor19) February 12, 2020
— Sean (@seanie_bhoy) February 12, 2020