CHRIS SUTTON admits he’s ‘surprised’ to hear so many Celtic fans who agreed with Brendan Rodgers apparent decision to prioritise Sunday’s tie with Hearts over the Leipzig game o Thursday.

The Celtic manager chose not to field players who were struggling for fitness and didn’t risk Tom Rogic and Filip Benkovic.

Rodgers decided to give the youngsters some game time with Morgan, Christie and Kouassi getting a runout.

Celtic are set to bring Rogic and Benkovic back in barring any last minute hitches and while Sutton thinks Celtic should be fielding their strongest XI – the fans seem to be more pragmatic.

“A lot of Celtic fans who I met over there [Germany] earlier this week were saying the game on Sunday was the most important, which surprised me as I always thought Celtic should go heavy in all competitions.” Sutton wrote in The Sportsman.

“Rodgers has prioritised Betfred Cup semis over RB Leipzig game and he’ll be rewarded with an extra time win. It will be a close game between Celtic & Hearts and I think it will go to extra time.”

Celtic are looking for some retribution against Hearts on Sunday after suffering defeat at Tynecastle earlier in the season. The bhoys have scored ten goals in their last two domestic games and Rodgers is hopeful they can continue that form in Edinburgh.


  1. Chris you have,and i never thought you would,gone over to the darkside that is the SMSM.Your punditry used to have a leaning to the hand that used to feed you well.But you have over the last few months started writing more and more articles,well,shall we say,seem more Traynor-esk,I wonder if getting a gig at the Daily Record has anything to do with it.John Hartson your old team mate puts you to shame,he still has our backs and only
    criticizes the club only when warented,not for headlines designed to distrupt the club.Hang youir head in shame Judas.

  2. Are you dillusional? We’re getting fucked in Europe since Rogers arrived. The reserves are simply awful. A St mirren kid is better than Sinclair? Are you fugging serious? The replacements should form a band and make a movie:. Getting pumped by a Weiner!!

  3. Well said Gordon,John Hartson says it like it is,which Chris I remember use too,but now seems to singing the same tune as all former players lining their pockets for the Stevie (slippy) g express.In Brendan We Believe TODAY Is MORE IMPORTANT than a non so important European league where investment seemed less important too our Board.


  4. I have never trusted Sutton or his loyalty to anything except himself
    To me he is always acting and self serving
    trying to be sensational

  5. He’s a bigger feckin muppet than I thought
    Talking p1sh for the sake of being heard
    Seems like him and boyd are in a competition to see who can talk the biggest load of pish
    Mutton is winning, no doubt he’ll be gutted when Celtic win, he just loves to put the boot in, over and over and over and over and over again
    Wish he’d listen to the negative crap he talks and change his ways
    It’s becoming boring
    Hail Hail

  6. Look if we had to get the players for today fit and ready then i am with our BOSS on that after all the bread and butter games are in Scotland,after the start of the season we had then i know what i want this season i want our players fit and ready to go,and we start today lets start with hearts today and put there manager and his team back in there box today is the start of our season lets show them all we are BOSS and we are one lets do this Celtic win it now…


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