Chris Sutton summed up the frustrations of the Celtic support after the 2-0 defeat at Hibs.
It was a numbing performance from Brendan Rodgers’ side as they fell behind in the opening minute and never looked like taking anything from the match.
An injury to Mikael Lustig brought about a new look 3-5-2 formation that never clicked with Hibs exploiting the spaces down each flank.
Well done to Hibs and Neil Lennon????????Brendan has to take responsibility for the formation change… truth is the bench was bare. Edouard the only fit striker getting hooked tells you where he is at and Scott Sinclair miles off again… cheque book January required…
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) December 16, 2018
Jozo Simunovic found himself on the left of the defensive trio with Emilio Izaguirre playing in front to little effect.
On the other side of the park Scott Sinclair probed at Hibs left-back Lewis Stevenson but offered little back-up to Kris Ajer who was left badly exposed.
A few balls were sent across the Hibs goal in the first half but there wasn’t a single shot on target.
That stat improved marginally after the break but every time that Neil Lennon’s side pushed forward they carried more threat.
Rodgers will look to have more of his A-team back in place for the four matches left before the transfer window opens, rather than operate from a position of strength Celtic could be forced into some January fire fighting.