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1st Jan, 2017 | 4:25pm

Celtic on course to break their own season record – report

By Emma Sanders

Celtic could become the fastest league champions in Scottish Premiership history, according to a report.

The Daily Record have worked out that Brendan Rodgers’ side could lift the league trophy with seven games of the season still left to play.

If they achieve the feat, they would break the record which had already been set by Celtic in 2006 when the Hoops won the first of three successive league titles under Gordon Strachan.

Celtic remain unbeaten in the league this season and they rounded off a hugely impressive 2016 with a 2-1 victory against Rangers at the Ibrox on New Year’s Eve.

If they continue at the rate they are going, Celtic could be named league champions by Wednesday April 5th if they secure victory against Partick Thistle that evening.

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Celtic currently sit at the top of the table and have an incredible 19-point lead over Rangers in second and they still have a game in hand left to play.

The predictions are based on the assumption that the three main title rivals Rangers, Aberdeen and Celtic will win the remainder of their Premiership fixtures in 2017.

Although that may appear unrealistic, Celtic have already been tipped to go the entire season unbeaten so April 5th is a very achievable target date.

In fact it’s more likely that Celtic’s rivals will lose even more ground between now and the end of the season, such is Celtic’s dominance.

In other Celtic news, Moussa Dembele posted this Twitter messages following victory against Rangers.