Obviously Celtic’s preparation for the game has been far from ideal and a lot of starting players are missing, but there’s a worrying trend emerging from the games against the Rangers.
Steven Gerrard is clearly capable of setting his team up with a shape and a plan, while Celtic just look completely disjointed and it’s hard to figure out what Celtic are trying to do.
It’s happened again today where there’s plenty of chances for the midfielders to get on the ball and drift forward, but they’re met with two static strikers who want the ball to feet and it’s very easy to defend against.
The passing has also looked sloppy and that’s not helping matters, but it’s understandable that the fans are not happy with the showing so far today:
We are second to everything mate, no press, no fight and no passion. Lennon will never admit he is wrong pal we have been playing like this along time
— chris home (@homercfc) October 17, 2020
That Kilmala boy is clean useless. Another Lennon managerial masterstroke.
Only 28 mins played and I'd get him off NOW for Griffiths. #Celtic
— Gareth Cullen (@GarethCullen3) October 17, 2020
We might end up winning this game but under Lennon we have went from taking 4 or 5 off them to being outplayed in about 80% of the last 6 or 7 games. They look sharper and more organised than we do and that's on Lennon and the coaches.
— Steven Mcaneney (@mcaneneys) October 17, 2020
It’s Lennon here wouldn’t be surprised if he makes not a single change until last 10 mins of game….
— Rachel Lynch (@Rachel_Lynchx) October 17, 2020
Lennon cud easily make 5 subs at half time.
We've been dreadful
— Lumos🍀 (@starryplough67) October 17, 2020
I'll be amazed if any changes are made before the 70th minute but Lennon really needs to get some made soon. Particularly up front, Klimala hasn't offered anything, even Griffiths would be an improvement.
— Paul G (@weepaul7) October 17, 2020
It’s clear that something needs to change either with substitutions or with a change in system or approach, but history does suggest that we may need to wait until later in the second half to see that.