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

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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.

Odsonne Edouard in action against Rangers

Odsonne Edouard in action against Rangers (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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.

Scott Brown and Callum McGregor

Scott Brown and Callum McGregor (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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:

 

 

 

 

 

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