Chris Sutton has claimed that the Celtic trio of Stuart Armstrong, Patrick Roberts and Tom Rogic have seen their form nosedived considerably this season.
The Bhoys soared to an undefeated domestic treble last season during Brendan Rodgers’ first season in charge and many of their first teamers hit season-best form.
However, there have been signs of weaknesses in the Scottish champions this season despite them sitting top of the league once again.
BT Sport pundit Sutton has shamed a midfield trio who he feels are currently below par.
Central midfielder Armstrong has chipped in with four goals so far this campaign, compared to 17 in the whole of last year.
Meanwhile, winger Roberts has just one goal this season for Celtic and has had to deal with injury problems.
Attacking midfielder Rogic is another player currently sidelined through injury and he has managed to chip in with seven assists this season so far.
“Stuart Armstrong hasn’t been anything like his best, Patrick Roberts has also been nowhere near the same levels and Tom Rogic has had problems,” Sutton wrote in the Daily Record.
“Those three were absolutely magnificent in periods during the Treble and it takes a lot to get back to those levels.”
There is no doubt that Celtic are not quite at the dizzy heights of last year, but taking their sensational invincibles season out of the equation they have still had a brilliant first half to the season. Rodgers’ hopes of another domestic trouble is still alive and he has managed to keep his squad motivated despite their superiority. Celtic’s real test will come in the Europe and their round of 32 clash with Zenit in the Europa League will show how far they have developed under the manager. The Bhoys will hope their star players do manage to turn up in those crucial fixtures and prove their star quality.