£40,000-a-week player axed in seven changes: Celtic expected XI v Zenit
Celtic go into their Europa League second leg last 32 match against Zenit, in a good position to qualify for the last 16 of the tournament following their first-leg victory at Celtic Park.
Callum McGregor may have scored the only goal of the game, but that didn’t tell the whole story as the Hoops dominated the game almost from start to finish and were thoroughly deserving of their victory.
It is likely to be a far tougher match in Russia, as Roberto Mancini’s side will be out to prove a point and show that they are a far better team than the one that was poor at Parkhead.
Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers is likely to make seven changes from the team which drew 0-0 with St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday, with the fringe players who started in that game likely to be on the bench for the game against Zenit.
Here, Football Insider looks at the team expected to start against Zenit
Click ‘reveal’ below to see the expected goalkeeper and defence…