Celtic told what their major weakness is right now

Atletico Madrid v Celtic FC: Group E - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
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It would be safe to say that Celtic have a lot of problems right now. The club have not been at their best all season. But at least they were getting consistent results domestically for the most part. Things have headed south in recent weeks though. Over their last five league games, they have lost twice and drawn once, meaning eight points have been dropped.

Clearly, Brendan Rodgers has a lot to think about right now. In fact, questions are being asked about his own position at the club.

The January transfer window is being viewed by most fans as the chance to solve the problems in the team by bringing in quality players. But there is a need to have a closer look at the issues Rodgers' side have been facing this season.

Set-pieces appear to be a particular area of weakness for Celtic right now. As reported by TBR Football, Gordon Dalziel said on Clyde SSB:

"I think it’s their Achilles heel, set plays. I really do. If you look at this season, the cheap goals that they are giving away will really disappoint Brendan Rodgers.

“Because he would have worked on that and made sure that everybody knows their job and responsibility."

Celtic told what their major weakness is right now

Celtic's weakness when it comes to set plays was there for all to see in their recent 2-0 defeat at the hands of Hearts. There is clearly a lot of work to be done there.

Celtic are a side who often give up a lot of height to opposition teams, due to the technical style of football that the club are expected to play. Questions have been asked Joe Hart for quite a while as well and he has not been the most commanding presence in the box in recent times.

Of course, defending set-pieces is just one of the areas where Celtic need to improve. There are many others.

While the defensive side of the game needs to improve, so does their play going forward. In 18 league games this season so far, they have scored 43 goals. That is around 2.4 goals a game, down from 3 goals per game in ther previous campaign, a significant difference.