Celtic certainly need to improve after a rather nervy start to the campaign under Brendan Rodgers as they find themselves out of the Champions League.
The Hoops will have their sights set firmly on securing the treble once again after a number of successful seasons under Brendan Rodgers. But, due to the busy schedule, the Celtic boss hasn’t been able to identify his strongest XI as changes are made after every game.
So, it’s important that the Northern Irishman can now find a settled side, but he may need a lot of luck to do so as injuries can impact his match selection.
Therefore, in an ideal world where Celtic have a fully fit squad with no injuries or suspensions to speak of, here’s an idea of what Rodgers’ strongest XI would look like…
CELTIC’S STRONGEST POSSIBLE XI
We’ve gone with a 4-2-3-1 formation, as that is the formation that Rodgers has used to good effect before and it would now allow him to get all of his best attacking players into the starting lineup.
Dedryck Boyata and Kristoffer Ajer are arguably Celtic’s two most promising defenders and they will no doubt form a formidable partnership if both players can stay fit. Also, the highly-rated Kieran Tierney is one of the first names on the teamsheet down the left-hand side, while Mikael Lustig adds some experience to the defensive line.
In midfield, the likes of Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham would be the obvious pairing due to their success in the last campaign, with Brown’s experience and calmness complimenting the Frenchman’s attacking approach. Meanwhile, the Hoops’ attacking three would consist of Callum McGregor, Scott Sinclair and Tom Rogic. The Australian and the Scotsman were two of Celtic’s creative sparks last season, while Sinclair has the ability to find the back of the net.
Lastly, Moussa Dembele would be given the nod at the pinnacle of the attack for the Hoops, having displayed his natural goalscoring qualities in seasons gone by as Celtic’s dangerman.
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