The Hoops booked their place in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup today with a 3-0 victory over Greenock Morton at Celtic Park.
But they made it more difficult than some probably expected, failing to really hit their best form despite getting the win.
The first half was particularly disappointing, with Celtic unable to break down a very stubborn Morton team, who also threatened on the counter attack.
So that forced Brendan Rodgers into a change at half-time, hooking the ineffective Scott Sinclair for Edouard.
And it worked – with Celtic going on to score three through a Dembele double and an Edouard goal at the death.
Now fans believe that their team is much better with the French front pair both playing and that could be worth keeping in mind as they play Rangers at Ibrox next weekend:
Many are still undecided on him but there is no denying that Celtic have played their best football recently when Edouard has been on the park.
— – (@Tam_Selleck) March 3, 2018
Edouard has been superb since he’s come on. Dembele really enjoys playing with him too.
— Chairman Lmao (@BenTheTim) March 3, 2018
The Suarez and Sturridge partnership was just a Poundland version of the Dembele and Edouard partnership
— Marcus (@MarcusssK) March 3, 2018
Ajer Jozo Compper KT
Forrest Rogic Edouard
Next week team or Mc Gregor for Rogic
— Bigirishmc (@Bigirishcelt) March 3, 2018
So do Edouard and Dembele both start next week?
— Stand Up For Celtic (@StandForCeltic) March 3, 2018
Dembers and Edouard playing up too together is scary, surprised if they both don’t start next week
— joe💯 (@josephtonner67) March 3, 2018
Dembelle plays much better wae edouard.
— Stevie R (@Stevie_R_85) March 3, 2018
Should have seen a lot more of Dembele and Edouard together up front since the Hearts game at the end of January
— Euro (@heisenberg83) March 3, 2018
Having Édouard on with dembele makes us a more dynamic team
— Patrick McGuire (@paddimir) March 3, 2018
Edouard & Dembele should both start next week
— Barry Fulton (@barryfulton) March 3, 2018
I also think everytime Dembele and Edouard have been on the field together, we look more dangerous.
— Tam McKinlay (@tammckinlay9) March 3, 2018
Dembele and Edouard up front next week. As we did against Hearts. Go direct, get in about them.
— Liam Reid (@ltreidy67) March 3, 2018
Him and Edouard upfront is our best option IMO, link up play is amazing
— Daniel (@dkmpsk) March 3, 2018
Much better second half performance, Edouard has to play next week. Changed the game when he came on and links up really well with Dembele. 🍀🍀
— Rory (@R0ryyyW) March 3, 2018
Massive difference Edouard made & playing with more direct & faster tempo. Exactly what'll be required next week.
1st half was so predictable & ponderous.
— Ronnie (@RonnieJM67) March 3, 2018
First half was the worst I've seen us play under Rodgers, second half was so much better with Edouard on the field. It's very unlikely but it'd be great to see him and Dembele start together up front next week.
— Ruairí Daly (@Ruairi_Daly) March 3, 2018
I'd play 3-5-2 against Rangers. Dembele needs a striking partner, Edouard and him play well off of each other.
— Grant Aitken (@grantaitken24) March 3, 2018
Edouard and Dembele are actually a cracking partnership. Edouards movement is really brilliant, and Dembele link up is top class
— wee jinji (@liamcsc) March 3, 2018
So Dembele and Edouard to both start at Ibrox next weekend? We think that would be a big call from Rodgers, but one you could see him making based on today’s performance.