Three reasons Moussa Dembele must start for Celtic against Hibs
Scottish Premiership action is put to one side for Celtic this weekend as they make their first trip to Hampden of the season to face Hibernian in the Scottish League Cup semi-final. It’s the first high stakes domestic fixture of the season and represents the chance for them to maintain their domination over Scottish football with progression to a third national cup final in a row.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have gone 59 matches unbeaten in domestic competition but know that as long as that record is extended, the more motivating it becomes for opposition to be the ones that end it.
Hibernian have come closer than most along the way, forcing a 2-2 draw out of the champions at Celtic Park just a few weeks ago. Hampden has been kind to them in recent years and they’ll be looking to reach another final, just 18 months after lifting the Scottish Cup in 2016.
After their energy-sapping exploits in Munich mid-week, it’s important Rodgers gets his team selection spot on, especially considering this one could go the distance into extra-time.
One call he has to make is bringing Moussa Dembele back into the fold, replacing Leigh Griffiths in attack who, despite showing good form this season, should sit this one out and let his teammate take centre stage.
Here are THREE reasons why…