Ahead of Celtic’s first leg of their Champions League qualifier away to Alashkert FC, we at Read Celtic will role-play and predict the starting XI.

We will be playing the role of Brendan Rodgers and will be choosing the starting XI, as well as predicting how the team will 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.

It’s the Champions’ first competitive fixture of the 18/19 season, with the Bhoys having played a hand full of friendlies to get back into shape ahead of the new campaign.

Alashkert pile their trade in the Armenian Premier League and play in front of a home crowd of 6,850 in the Alashkert Stadium in the country’s capital, Yerevan.

Here is our predicted eleven in a 3-5-2 formation for Tuesday’s game, which kicks off at 17:00 Celtic Park time.