Both Celtic and Rangers settled for draws at the weekend, keeping the gap at 21 points before Celtic play one of their three games in hand with a visit to Livingston on Wednesday.
There has been much attention around Parkhead for their mismanagement of a number of different situations while it looks like the Rangers have managed to run away with the title.
Ahead of his former side’s draw against Motherwell on Sunday, Sky Sports pundit Kris Boyd insisted that The Hoops’ focus on playing the blame-game is all wrong and Steven Gerrard’s side deserve more credit:
“Everybody’s pointing to the problems that Celtic have had. Rangers have been excellent. They’ve not lost a league game. They’ve drew the two games. They have been excellent, and any time there’s been a question asked of them they’ve responded.”
Of course, the Rangers did go on to draw their third match of the season but did remain unbeaten in the league.
Boyd does take a fair amount of criticism for his analysis, however, this is spot-on from the former Scottish international. While Celtic’s issues have been disastrous, the Rangers have been excellent. Alfredo Morelos isn’t having his best season, yet they are still playing their best football in a long time.
As Boyd pointed out, the Rangers were sharp right from the start of the season while there were plenty of warning signs early that everything wasn’t right at Parkhead and they have been fully exploited since:
“We keep hearing about Celtic’s disappointment and they’ve not reached the heights, but Rangers have been excellent from the get-go”
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We are witnessing a complete turnaround of what was supposed to happen this season. Celtic were supposed to win the title comfortably while Rangers were supposed to be the ones having the meltdown. Instead, The Hoops’ incompetence has led to one gaffe after the other while Steven Gerrard’s men are racing towards the title.
While it is right to put pressure on the Hoops for so many errors and the club should be looking to solve their deep-lying issues, it is also right to admit that the Rangers have been performing very well this season.
Of course, it would have been nice to at least give them a good fight, but the reality is that Rangers have performed well in Europe lately and they’ve finally taken that consistency to the league as well. On the other hand, Celtic have been awful right from the get-go.