How much did we learn today about Brendan Rodgers starting 11 for the Glasgow Derby? You get the feeling some players were getting a rest for Saturday while others were answering some questions.
It would be a surprise if Rodgers does not play the same team that faced Aberdeen last Saturday, that is with the exception of Johnny Hayes of course. That means Ajer starts at the back with Boyata. Armstrong, Brown, and Ntcham will boss the midfield. Forrest and Sinclair will bomb the wings.
The big call will be with the lone striker. Its hard to see Rodgers not going with Dembele. Alan Stubbs said today he thought Griffiths was the most all-round striker at Celtic. We think the Celtic manager would say Dembele is. Dembele’s record in Glasgow derbies is also worth considering. The Dembele/Griffiths question has been going on the last few months and opinion seems split. Mainly because of the excellent contribution both players have made to the Hoops.
So the team we predict for Saturday is below. You can leave your own opinions below and come back Saturday morning to follow up.