'Meltdown', '100% away' - Celtic fans shocked as Rodgers benches star player v Partick
Celtic fans have been taking to social media to react with shock to the news that Moussa Dembele is on the bench for the game against Partick Thistle.
The Hoops have chosen the team that started against Brechin which was announced by Celtic’s official Twitter account.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 23, 2018
The news that star player Dembele has once again been left out of the starting line-up as lead supporters to believe that the player may well be sold in the January transfer window, with one claiming that he is “100% away”.
Here are some of the best reactions to the Hoops team news from Twitter:
Dembelé 100% away in the coming weeks. https://t.co/ONx04chnUQ
— O'Maolmhuidh (@Celtic_GLA) January 23, 2018
Dembele meltdown here we go
— dillon (@dillon_clarke) January 23, 2018
Don't understand why dembele can't start give him a run don't just say his heads not in it how do we know that if he's not playing
— Calum (@calumsoutar) January 23, 2018
dembele no starting again ????????
— aidan oneil (@aidanoneil7x) January 23, 2018
Severe lack of Moussa Dembele in that team
— James (@jt67_) January 23, 2018
— Jay (@Jayc67x) January 23, 2018
Get Dembélé playing, hopefully he’ll score a few goals and his price tag will go back up before he leaves.
— ???????? Martin O Riordan ???????? (@Cork_Bhoy_) January 23, 2018
Dembele didn’t play against Brechin and was substituted after a poor display in the Hoops’ last league match against Rangers in December.
Injuries and squad rotation have affected the French under-21 international’s form and he only has nine goals to his name so far this season.
The Bhoys will be looking to maintain their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership against Partick, they currently have an eight point lead over Aberdeen and an 11 point advantage over their Old Firm rivals Rangers.
The Hoops have won both matches against the Jags so far this season, winning 1-0 at Firhill in August and 2-0 at Celtic Park in December.
In other Celtic news, Sky Sports pundits have tipped the Hoops to defeat Partick
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