Going into Saturday’s game there was a lot of talk about Celtic falling behind Rangers in the Premiership table after dropping 5 points in their last games and what a loss against Ross County could mean. But after a 6-0 demolition of their opponents, the Hoops must have shut a lot of critics up!
Braces from Mohamed Elyounoussi and Odsonne Edouard, and one each from James Forrest and Callum McGregor meant that Celtic walked out with 6-0 win over Ross County in their return after the international break. This win takes them back to the top of the Premiership table for the time being with Rangers taking on Hearts in the early kick-off tomorrow.
In many ways the international break could not have come at a better time as the Hoops were struggling a bit domestically, having dropped 5 points over their last two games against Hibernian and Livingston. Now fresh from the break, the team looks more creative and free then they did going into it. Now the team will be hoping to build on this result and string a few wins together while also hoping that Steven Gerrard’s men slip up as well.
There were a lot of impressive performances against Ross County. Here’s how we rated the players:
Fraser Forster – 6
Not much to do except for watching his teammates destroy the visitors from the other end of the pitch. Ross County only managed one shot on target in the game so that should give you an idea about how busy the English keeper must have been.
Jeremie Frimpong – 8
What a Premiership debut! If this is a sign of things to come then Celtic fans are in for a treat. Started a bit slow but was absolutely sensational in the second half, with Ross County unable to cope with the 18-year-old. Got himself an assist as well for Callum McGregor’s goal in what will go down as a very very successful League debut for the former Manchester City youth star.
Kris Ajer – 7
Solid at the back from the Norwegian. He is another one who had been struggling a bit going into the international break and he will be hoping that he is now back to his sensational best.
Christopher Jullien – 7
Back to his dominant self following what can only be termed as a ‘disaster’ against Livingston in the 2-0 loss a couple of weeks ago. An absolute physical presence in both the boxes. Also grabbed himself an assist by setting up Edouard’s first goal of the game.
Boli Bolingoli – 7
An attacking presence as always. Perhaps a bit too casual with the ball sometimes but he can be forgiven for that considering Celtic were cruising for the majority of the second half. Has come a long since his shaky performances from earlier in the season when the fans were calling for his head. Another Celtic defender who got an assist to his name.