Neil Lennon’s men continued their perfect start to 2020 with a 4-0 demolition of third placed Motherwell in a scoreline that flattered the hosts.
Celtic have found top gear in the gaffer’s newly established 3-5-2 system and he made just one change from the weekend as Jozo Simunovic took the place of Stephen Welsh at the heart of the Hoops rearguard.
Ryan Christie, again, had to settle for a place on the bench with Olivier Ntcham keeping his spot in attacking midfield behind the on-fire due of Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard.
Would you like Lennon to keep the 3-5-2 system with Griffiths and Edouard up front together?
But it wasn’t just the starting XI that got Celtic fans excited with the return of Boli Bolingoli and Mohamed Elyounoussi making the substitutes bench fully loaded and they took to Twitter to show their delight at such a strong squad with players returning to fitness.
Looking at that bench pic.twitter.com/vKrD1jRtKM
— connor 🇮🇪 (@hctelfih) February 5, 2020
That bench shouldn’t be legal
— Muiry (@MuiryCeltic) February 5, 2020
That bench is x rated
— 🏴🇻🇦 (@Boyle_67) February 5, 2020
that bench pic.twitter.com/bf5Nk8tzGn
— Paul (@paulyxg_) February 5, 2020
That bench is filthy
— 🏴Pump Up N’tcham🍀 (@_muiry) February 5, 2020
— Pastor John (@Johnjohnjoh20) February 5, 2020
Since when have we had such a strong starting 11 and bench
— Aidan Kc Knight (@AidanKc) February 5, 2020
Lennon is in the enviable position of being able to leave key players from the first-half of the season on the bench – knowing they will be bursting to make an impact – as those in possession of the jerseys continue to sweep all who are put in front of them aside.