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Welcome to Celtic, Charly Musonda

Celtic have tonight officially announced the much anticipated arrival of Belgian attacking midfielder Charly Musonda on an 18-month loan deal from Chelsea.

The 21 year old had been linked with the club for some time ever since Brendan Rodgers' arrival, with the gaffer finally managing to get his man, in what can only be considered a major coup, with around 24 other clubs also interested in the highly rated attacker.

Musonda has wasted no time in winning over the Celtic fans, with the youngster choosing to sport the number 67 for his new club, a number which is of course iconic to every Hoops fan across the globe. He certainly seems delighted to be in the East End of Glasgow, and with the side looking slightly bereft of...
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CELTIC FIGHT BACK TO BEAT JAGS IN SPFL RETURN
Hoops win the hard way in game of two halves at Firhill
Celtic extended their lead at the top of the table to 11 points as they beat Partick Thistle in the Glasgow derby after coming from 1-0 behind at half time. The game was cagey from the open, and both teams gave away cheap chances to one another as Dedryk Boyata and Odsonne Edouard scuppered efforts in front of goal for the champions. At the back, Mikael Lustig and Kristoffer Ajer invited Thistle on with sloppy passing in their own half, creating an air of uncertainty in the Hoops' buildup.

Despite plenty of possession, Celtic struggled to create many clear cut chances and their passing movements were lacking the fluidity the away fans are used to from their team. The Parkhead sides' problems worsened when Miles Storey capitalised on a poor touch from Lustig and...
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Dundee vs. Celtic

Tuesday 26th December

Dens Park

Kick Off: 12:30

BT Sport 1

Following on from their comprehensive victory against Aberdeen on Saturday, Celtic now turn their attention towards their next opponents, Dundee. When the sides last met back in October it was a relatively close affair, although Celtic ultimately won the game, courtesy of a 61st minute goal by Olivier Ntcham.

The biggest challenge facing both sides heading in to this game is the onset of fatigue after a hectic month of games, something both mangers will surely take in to consideration when selecting their team for Tuesday.

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Looking at the players who featured against Aberdeen perhaps gives us a hint as to what sort of team we can expect to line-up come Boxing Day.

Jozo Simunovic and Nir Bitton were both...
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Celtic 3 - 0 Aberdeen
(Lustig, Hayes, Ntcham)


Scottish Premiership
Round 20
23rd December 2017

Two months on from a dominant Celtic victory at Pittodrie, in what was arguably Celtic’s best performance of the season on the domestic front, and both teams were coming into this one off the back of wins. However, that does not tell the full story. The Bhoys only a week before had seen their incredible 69 game unbeaten run come to an end at Tynecastle, before getting things back on track with a routine 2-0 victory against Partick Thistle midweek. Whereas Aberdeen were looking for their 4th win in a row, having hammered Hibs 4-1 in their last fixture.

The Celtic line-up saw 3 changes from the game against...​
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MATCH PREVIEW
CELTIC VS HAMILTON ACCIES
13/12/2017 19.45 KO
CELTIC PARK
SPFL



Neil Lennon’s Hibs were within a Mikael Lustig clearance off the line from ending Celtic’s unbeaten run, a run that now includes sixty eight matches and stretches back to May 2016. In what was an enthralling contest and a magnificent advert for the Scottish game, both sides created numerous chances and there were goals aplenty.

One would have been forgiven for believing it would be plain sailing for the men in pink on the day, as two second half Scott Sinclair goals gave the Hoops a healthy cushion. However, characteristically of a Lennon team, Hibs fought their way back into the game and seemed to inflict some nervy moments upon the heart of the Celtic back four.

It was former Celt Efe Ambrose who got one back for the Edinburgh side when a well worked corner eventually found the central defender in the penalty...