We’re just hours away from the beginning of Celtic’s 2018/19 season, with the team currently going through their final preparations in Armenia for the clash with Alashkert in UEFA Champions League qualifying.
It’s a massive night and plenty of fans are hoping to see Brendan Rodgers make one big selection call for the encounter – playing Odsonne Edouard and Moussa Dembele together.
It’s not a combination we’ve seen a lot of over the last 12 months, but the manager utilised both in the recent friendly thrashing of Shamrock Rovers, hinting that this could be a selection policy going forward.
Both were on the score sheet in the 7-0 win and looked like a fearsome duo against the Irish side, Edouard in particular looking as sharp as he ever has in a Celtic shirt.
There’s been plenty of speculation that this summer could be the one that sees Dembele’s departure from the club, but hopefully he can stick around for at least one more year and play regularly with his compatriot over the coming season.
In the short-term at least it looks like they will play together and we won’t be surprised in the slightest to see them both in the starting eleven this evening.
These fans took to Twitter after the weekend’s action to share their excitement about the partnership…
Dembele & Edouard together. ????
— RabK (@r_kilday) July 7, 2018
#Celtic look likely to be playing both Édouard and Dembélé up front next season together. Those 2 as a partnership must be a daunting prospect for a bottler who always comes second and the rookie u-18 coach that 3rd place club hired. 8 in a row looks a nigh on certainty. Yas. ????
— RussellBoyce (@RussellBoyce1) July 7, 2018
Celtic are looking sharp as fuck this pre-season. Dembele and Edouard are lethal together. The triple treble beckons for us
— Goran Samratić ???????? (@SM1967_) July 8, 2018
It’s only pre season so don’t want to get carried away but Sinclairs looking sharp and it’s great to see, if he plays the way he should this season he’ll be like a new signing, dembele an edouard upfront is unstoppable aswell, this is in general not just today’s game!
— shaunpaul byrne (@shaunpaul67) July 7, 2018
I'm very excited at the prospect of us going with Dembele & Edouard upfront this season. Or even Edouard coming in from the left side. Gonna absolutely destroy teams.
— Ronnie (@RonnieJM67) July 9, 2018
Dembele and Edouard is very lethal when they are together in the front! Take a note, Brendan ????
— LouMun 67 ⚽️???????????????????????????????? (@lfmunro) July 7, 2018
When you think of how much damage Dembele and Edouard will do as a partnership this season… pic.twitter.com/4gKdsDhuNE
— Stand Up For Celtic (@StandForCeltic) July 9, 2018
Can see Dembele, Édouard and Ntcham being deadly this season if we manage to keep the big man. Can't wait for the season to get started!
— Chris Lamont (@Chris93Lamont) July 9, 2018
Are you excited by the Edouard and Dembele partnership ahead of the new season? Will Dembele stay? Let us know in the comments below…