By Matt Farr
Former Chelsea star Jason Cundy believes Celtic would struggle if they were playing in the Premier League.
Speaking to TalkSport, he insisted that Brendan Rodgers’ side would be scrapping at the bottom of England’s top-tier in a condemnation of the standard of Scottish football.
Celtic breezed to a comfortable 4-0 victory over Inverness in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday, extending their lead at the top of the division to 27 points.
The Hoops are undefeated across all three domestic competitions this season, and are within just seven points of winning their sixth consecutive league title.
However, Cundy slammed the competition in the Premiership as “embarrassing” and “appalling”, insisting that they would struggle to beat a side like Stoke in the Premier League.
He told TalkSport: “The standard is shocking, it’s embarrassing as the league table will show you that. It’s an appalling league.
“I think they would be scrapping down the bottom [of the English Premier League]. I can’t see them anywhere near the top half of the table.
“Mid to bottom half is the best I could give them. They are a very similar level to Stoke, I think Stoke would end up beating them.”
Cundy’s prediction of how Celtic might fare in England’s top-flight will not sit well with Celtic fans, who are likely to believe that their side would put up a decent fight.
Outside of Scotland this season, the Hoops have shown their weaknesses, where they were eliminated from the Champions League at the group-stage.
They were beaten 7-0 by Barcelona in their opening group-stage encounter, finishing the campaign without a single win from their six games.
However, they did earn respectable draws against Manchester City (twice) and Borussia Monchengladbach, but it was not enough to ensure safe passage to the knockout-stages.
In other Celtic news, these were the three worst players on the pitch for Celtic against Inverness on Wednesday.