By Harvey Byrne
Celtic have brought star forward Moussa Dembele back into their line-up to face Partick Thistle at Celtic Park on Tuesday evening.
The Hoops ran out 2-1 victors over Dundee in their previous fixture on Saturday.
However, manager Brendan Rodgers has decided to bring eight new faces into the starting eleven with Mikael Lustig, Liam Miller, Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, Liam Henderson, Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair joining Dembele in the team.
This has seen Erik Sviatchenko, Emilio Izaguirre, Ryan Chrstie, Stuart Armstrong, Nir Bitton, Tom Rogic, Gary Mackay-Steven and Leigh Griffiths drop out of the line-up.
Celtic revealed the team news on their official Twitter account ahead of the home clash.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) December 20, 2016
The Scottish giants are heading into the clash 11 points clear of second placed rivals Rangers.
The fixture against the Jags is one of two matches the Hoops have in hand over their Glasgow rivals with the title increasingly looking to be heading in Celtic’s direction.
Another league title would mark the club’s sixth in consecutive years and they will be keen to keep the impressive run going.
Additionally, they will be looking to maintain their unbeaten league run, which has so far brought 15 victories and one draw from their 16 matches.
By contrast, Partick Thistle are suffering at the other end of table as they prop up the league in 12th.
However, they are going into the clash on the back of a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Hearts.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 7.45pm.
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