Ahead of Celtic’s weekend fixture against Motherwell, we at Read Celtic will role-play (not that kind) and predict the starting XI.

We will be playing the role of Brendan Rodgers and choosing the starting XI, as well as how the team are expected to line-up on the pitch.

It also includes a bit of insight into what we expect from each player, and what they can do to make the difference.

The Hoops thrashed Inverness 6-0 in their previous game and booked their place in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals, where they will face St. Mirren in Glasgow.

Brendan Rodgers’ side hold a 24-point lead at the top of the table and are yet to be beaten domestically this season.

Mark McGhee’s Motherwell sit 9th in the table and where beaten 7-2 by Aberdeen on Wednesday night.

To understand our prediction, you also need to see the latest team news ahead of the game. Here is our predicted eleven in a 4-3-3 formation for Saturday’s match.

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