Celtic were 1-0 lucky winner over Rosenborg in the mid-week Europa League fixture at the Celtic Park and the Hoops are back in action in their domestic league as they are due to make a trip to the Rugby Park to face Kilmarnock on Sunday.
Celtic haven’t been at their best so far this season in the SPL. Brendan Rodgers’ men have only managed to registered 10 points from their 5 first game and are second in the league. The last outing against St. Mirren ended in a goalless stalemate and Rodgers’ men will want to make up for these two dropped points.
That being said, here’s how we think Rodgers will field his men against Kilmarnock this Sunday:
Craig Gordon has been the undisputed first-choice custodian for the Celts this season. He starts in goal.
Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic are likely to start in the central defence. Both of them were rock-solid at the back against Rosenborg.
Kieran Tierney and Mikael Lustig should start as the two fullbacks and the duo could see a lot of the ball as Celtic will try and stretch the play.
As Ntcham is suspended, we expect Youssouf Mulumbu to get his first start of the season for the Glasgow based outfit. Mulumbu is likely to partner Scott Brown in central midfield.
Tom Rogic will have the creative onus on his shoulders as he is expected to start as the central attacking midfielder. He can pick a pass and considering Celtic will be up against a team who could sit back, his ability to unlock the defence will be key.
Leigh Griffiths deserves to lead the line against Steve Clarke’s side. His goal proved to be the difference between Celtic and Rosenborg on Thursday and he showed a lot of hunger after getting a start.
Callum McGregor should find himself on the left wing, with James Forrest likely to start on the other flank.