Three years ago, we watched as Odsonne Edouard and Moussa Dembele tore up the early Champions League qualifiers, forming what promised to be a productive partnership. Injury prevented them from finishing that qualifying group, neither started as we exited in Athens and Moussa left as the transfer window closed.
In all probability, the partnership of Odsonne and Kyogo Furuhashi will end before August is out, but while they are both here and fit, they have the potential to form a devastating attacking threat. On Sunday, Kyogo was handed the junior role on the left, with Odsonne through the middle. Both can work either position, a flexibility which increases their potency.
With so many areas of the team looking stronger than it was two weeks ago, defence remains the area Ange Postecoglou will seek to improve. We need a second right back, with Boli Bolingoli’s position at the club unclear, we probably need a left back too, and as it could be months before we see Christopher Jullien, I could make the case for a central defender.
Without wanting to tempt fate, though, we need to give credit to the three young Scots in the defence, Greg Taylor (23), Anthony Ralston (22) and Stephen Welsh (21) have performed above expectations so far this season. If Carl Starfelt stops beating himself up and relaxes into his Celtic skin, we will strengthen from a strong base line.