Celtic were unable to rectify their mistakes made against Rangers at the weekend after AC Milan handed them another loss on home soil. The Hoops were brushed aside by the feisty Italians, who rode out a 3-1 victory in their recent Europa League clash.
That’s now two losses on the bounce for Neil Lennon’s side, who haven’t registered such form since July. It appears that their Old Firm defeat has unsettled things and they will now shift attention to Aberdeen in hopes to regain some form. A poor display against Milan will see Lennon return to the drawing board, but he’ll have a tough decision to make when selecting his attackers.
Odsonne Edouard has been out of action after testing positive for Covid-19. According to the Glasgow Times, he is back in training but still not fully recovered and is a doubt ahead of Celtic’s next league match on Sunday.
The 22-year-old tallied an astonishing 21 goals and 12 assists in 27 Premiership appearances last season, playing a huge part in the Hoops’ ninth consecutive title. He is continuing his run of good form into the current campaign, already boasting four goals in seven games (via Transfermarkt).
Had Edouard been available against Rangers, it could have been a completely different game. Instead, Steven Gerrard’s men were victorious and extend their lead over their bitter rivals at the top of the table.
Lennon opted for a strike partnership between Mohamed Elyounoussi and Patryk Klimala at the weekend, who were both dropped in favour of Leigh Griffiths in a lone No.9 role last night. Neither of these approaches were successful, which puts a huge strain on the manager going into the Aberdeen fixture.
Elyounoussi pulled one goal back against AC Milan, which could earn him a start on Sunday, but after a poor display from Griffiths, it’s likely he will be demoted to the bench. Celtic would hugely benefit from Edouard’s influence right now and it’ll be euphoria on camp when he does finally returns to the action.