In his time in charge of Celtic Brendan Rodgers has never let emotions interfere with his team selection.
The Irishman knows the strengths and weaknesses of his players better than anyone and probably knows the Aberdeen players as well as Derek McInnes.
Before Sunday’s match Rodgers will have everything pre-planned with his biggest decisions coming in the middle of the park.
When Celtic demolished the tribute act at the start of September Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham were critical to the victory, controlling the tone and pace of the match throughout.
It is very possible that neither could start for Celtic at Hampden on Sunday- without the confidence of the fans or management flickering.
With an incredible programme of matches during December to be negotiated Rodgers will call on all of his top team squad with the first and last matches of the month the most critical.
Another trophy success on Sunday lays down more than a marker- it will spark further talk of a Treble Treble and comparisons of how this team compares with the last two seasons.
In Brendan we trust!