Celtic will be looking to build on their dominant performance against Dundee earlier in the week when they meet Heart of Midlothian on Saturday.
The Bhoys will welcome the current Scottish Premiership leaders to Parkhead and will be looking to reduce the lead to just one point, whilst also having an extra game to play.
The Hoops will feel confident of being able to get a positive result, having beaten the Edinburgh outfit last weekend in the Scottish Cup semi-final, however, Brendan Rodgers’ side will need to do it without a number of his players.
Speaking at his press conference, via the club’s official Twitter account, the manager revealed that both Eboue Kouassi and Daniel Arzani are set to spend a significant time on the sidelines.
BR on injury updates “Unfortunately, it looks like cruciate injuries for both Daniel Arzani and Eboue Kouassi. It’s disappointing for them because they’ve been working hard to get into the team.”
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) November 2, 2018
The Ivorian youngster picked up his injury in last weekend’s Scottish Cup win, whilst the Australian teenager suffered his in the comfortable victory against Dundee on Wednesday.
The duo add to Rodgers’ ever-growing injury list, with Youssouf Mulumbu, Jozo Simunovic, Cristian Gamboa, Scott Brown and Leigh Griffiths all remaining unavailable.
Celtic already have a thinning squad because of their current injuries, so Kouassi and Arzani’s latest setbacks will come as a huge blow to Rodgers.
Kouassi had been deputising in the absence of Brown and Mulumbu, but his manager will now need to look at other options available to him.
Celtic will hope that they can carry on the momentum from their midweek performance, but there will be concerns about who they could line up with on Saturday afternoon.
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