Midfield duo axed in Rodgers 4-2-2-2: Celtic best possible XI to face Rangers
COMMENT by Amir Mir
Celtic should play two strikers and make two changes to the side that takes on Rangers in a Scottish Premiership clash on Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers men coasted past Championship outfit St Mirren last time out when they beat them 4-1 in the Scottish Cup.
The Bhoys are currently unbeaten on the domestic scene with many fearful of what they bring to the table. Therefore, Rodgers should go for a more attacking side in the Old Firm derby.
He should bring in striker Leigh Griffiths and versatile attacker Patrick Roberts, with the midfield duo of Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong axed.
Rodgers side have eased past their Glasgow rivals in recent matches, particularly, during the 5-1 win in September.
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Therefore, there is no reason why Rodgers shouldn’t go attacking against his rivals, especially at home.
The highly-rated Moussa Dembele must play alongside the experienced Leigh Griffiths, with Roberts and Scott Sinclair out wide.
Scott Brown and Nir Bitton should be the players marshaling the midfield and they have the experience to not make any costly mistakes.
At the back, Rodgers should stick with the same back four that started the cup match against St Mirren.
The centre-back pairing of Erik Sviatchenko and Dedryck Boyata have impressed in recent weeks and they should keep their places at the back.
Kiernan Tierney and Mikael Lustig should make up the rest of the defence with Craig Gordon keeping his place between the sticks.
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