By Danny Wright

Chris Sutton has claimed that not one of Celtic’s players have come close to matching the performances of Scott Brown in the early games of this season.

Brown, 32, has been ever-present in the Hoops first-team this term making 14 appearances across all competitions, playing a large part in keeping their unbeaten domestic streak ticking over.

Although he doesn’t contribute much to the attacking side of the team – and that is replicated in his stats of no goals and just one assist – Brown’s underlying role in the midfield is one of the biggest driving factors in the machine that is Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic.

Now, ex-Bhoys striker Sutton has hailed the Parkhead star as being their best player this season.

When asked in a video on the official Twitter account of BT Sport Score about who is Celtic’s best playing this season, Sutton simply replied: “Scott Brown.”

He was then asked if anyone came close to matching him this season, to which he replied: “No.”

Brown has been on the books at Celtic Park for the last 10 years after signing from Hibernian in 2007 and will no doubt go down in the Hoops history books once his career finally comes to an end due to the sheer amount of trophies he has won.

The midfielder was in fine form on Saturday when his side beat Old Firm rivals Rangers 2-0 in the Scottish Premiership.

One of the highlights was a sublime piece of skill from him in his own half in the opening stages which wrong-footed one of the Gers players and sparked a Patrick Roberts attack.

In other Celtic news, Sutton has also blasted this Rangers player for his controversial claim after the all-Glasgow showdown.

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