Brendan Rodgers hasn’t made wholesale changes player by player things have changed in the 24 months since the Irishman lifted his first major trophy in management.
In the autumn of 2016 Celtic were getting into their stride, extending an unbeaten domestic record that still had almost 12 months to run as they sent out a message across the Scottish game.
Central to the team at that time was Moussa Dembele but as the fans got their heads around a Celtic side playing with just one striker there were a number of attacking options coming off the wings and bursting through from midfield.
By half-time a 2-0 lead had kicked into touch any notion of a ‘Hampden hoodoo’ but no one wold have predicted that it would be the first leg of a double treble.
The Aberdeen boss is hanging onto the ‘dead-rubber’ win at Celtic Park last season, with something very meaningful to play for on Sunday McInnes would be a fool to expect a similar display from the Betfred Cup holders.