Hearts ship five at Celtic Park and a late sucker punch for Hibs: Team of the Week

Two wins for Celtic, and a winless weak for Hearts means that the Ladbrokes Premiership is getting tighter at the very top, as Aberdeen continue to build momentum, and Hibs drop more points. Adam Mackintosh picks out his best eleven from a double-header week in Scotland.

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Aberdeen notched up their third win in a row, lifting themselves three points off second place (Credit: SNS Group)

Goalkeeper

GK – Zander Clark – The goalkeeper made multiple saves as his side recorded two 1-0 away wins at Livingston and Hibs, keeping his third and fourth consecutive clean sheets in the process.

Defenders

Chris Cadden – A change of shape brought a change of fortune for Motherwell as they won consecutive league games. Cadden scored at St Mirren and then looked defensively solid against Dundee, as the Well kept their first two clean sheets of the season.

Joe Shaughnessy – The St Johnstone captain scored his side’s late winner at Easter Road. This was the Perth Saints’ fourth consecutive win and the defender’s first goal of the season.

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For the second season in a row, Saints grabbed a last-grasp win in Leith (Credit: Herald Scotland)

Michael Devlin – The 25-year-old scored from 30 yards in a 3-0 win against his former side, Hamilton. At the other end, he and Scott McKenna have built up a formidable partnership, keeping Kilmarnock quiet as they put the duo under great pressure during their 2-1 away win in Ayrshire.

Kieran Tierney – The Scotland international provided two more assists to add to his tally as Celtic beat both Dundee and Hearts 5-0, just a couple of days apart.

Midfield

David Turnbull – The youngster scored two long-range wonder goals in two games against St Mirren and Dundee. These were the 19-year-old’s first goals in the senior team at Fir Park and if they are anything to go by then they will not be his last.

Ryan Christie – The former Aberdeen loanee built upon his impactful cameo last weekend in the cup with goals away to Dundee and in a 5-0 home win over Hearts.

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Christie, a peripheral figure for Celtic recently, has made himself undroppable lately (Credit:  SNS Group)

Gael Bigirimana – The Burundi international has been brought back into the starting line-up in Motherwell’s last two games and he has helped his team win both matches, impressing as part of a midfield diamond.

Attack

Odsonne Edouard – The Frenchman scored two and set up another against Hearts as Celtic recorded their second 5-0 win of the week. His first, a fine finish high into the net from outside the box. This came days after he scored against Dundee.

Jordan Jones – The Northern Irishman was unlucky to end up in on the losing side in Killie’s 2-1 defeat at home to Aberdeen. He was a constant threat in this game and in their midweek draw at Ibrox.

Alfredo Morelos – The Colombian scored the opener in Rangers’ 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock and the clincher in their 2-0 win over St Mirren. He continued his fine run of form scoring his 13th and 14th of the season.

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