Chris Sutton believes that Celtic’s defeat at Hearts today was always on the cards.
Going to Tynecastle the hoops had dropped 10 points in 17 matches which was two points more than they lost in the whole of last season.
Just seven days ago Hibs had came close to ending the unbeaten domestic run at 67 when they battled back from 2-0 down.
.@btsportfootball Well done to Hearts and Craig Levein outstanding display???????????? Congratulations to Celtic for the outstanding domestic run???????????? But in truth this defeat has been coming…Timely wake up call for January…
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) December 17, 2017
In truth the unbeaten run had become a bit of a sideshow once the previous record of 62 created by Willie Maley had been matched and exceeded.
Last season’s efforts were exceptional and never likely to be surpassed but already in Europe the current side has gone further than they managed last season.
With one trophy in the bag, an eight point title lead possible by Saturday and the Scottish Cup defence starting next month there is still plent of glory to aim for this season.