The Bhoys returned to their 2019-2020 form with a wonderful 5-0 beating of Ross County in Dingwall.
1. Neil Lennon returns to success with the 3-5-2.
After finding success with in-game transitions to the 3-5-2 against Motherwell and Dundee United, it made perfect sense for Lennon to utilize the formation from the start against Ross County. Having beaten them in a July friendly 2-0, the Bhoys went full-throttle in their 5-0 drubbing of the side this time around.
First and foremost, the formation allowed a phenomenal finisher in Edouard to line up alongside another who seems to be a perfect compliment thus far in Albian Ajeti. With Edouard being able to get on the outside as Ajeti tightens into the defense and makes runs behind, the two look set to score a flurry of goals together this season, with Edouard already having four alongside Ajeti’s three in the league this season.
The addition of Shane Duffy in the back built upon Ajer and Jullien’s ability, showing much defensive progress compared to recent matches. Duffy was also able to provide a threat in set pieces, towering over much of the opposition at 6’4″ while imposing a commanding presence on defense; seemingly also giving Jullien and Ajer quite the confidence boost in defensive play.