Joe Hart: The Englishman was playing in his fourth game in a row for Celtic and was a virtual spectator in the opening 45 minutes. He was sent the wrong way by Liam Boyce's penalty which breathed some new life temporarily into the visitors. He also rushed out his goal in the second half to mop up some danger but that apart he had very little to do. 7

Anthony Ralston: How this young man is giving his manager the best possible headache. He linked the play from back to front and offered a great outlet alongside Forrest down the right flank. Ralston is clearly working on the 'Tour De France' premise that he has the yellow jersey and he is hell-bent on keeping possession of it despite the constant rumours that the club are desperate to sign a new right-back. 7

Stephen Welsh: The centre-back flashed a diving header just over the top after 21 minutes and cut a very composed and assured presence beside Starfelt at the heart of the Celtic defence. He wasn't to be denied and he powered a fine header home for the second goal on 35 minutes when Celtic switched on and took a quick corner kick. He also committed a rash challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven and picked up a booking and its these deficiencies that Ange will be trying to iron out of his game. 7

Carl Starfelt: The Swedish internationalist was strolling through the contest and was dove-tailing superbly with Welsh. However, he was robbed on 57 minutes when Liam Boyce blind-sided him and he was upended in the box which led to a penalty for Hearts which gave them a lifeline in the contest. He looked a little rattled for a few minutes after that and will be disappointed the defence still conceded two goals. 7

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Greg Taylor: The full-back took up some great positions in an attacking sense down the left flank but his delivery on occasion left a lot to be desired. He defended well when he needed to though and did what was asked of him. He wasn't severely tested by Hearts' frontmen on the whole. 7

Callum McGregor: The skipper really is the beating heart of the Celtic team and has taken to Scott Brown's armband like a duck to water. A driving force who leads by example and always plays with his head up. Ange has created a position which is akin to an American football quarterback and McGregor is tailor-made for the role as he's such a well-balanced footballer. He is also the man that Ange wants and trusts to see the game in pictures and he was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet. 8

David Turnbull: The Celtic midfielder enjoyed a wonderful first half and looks like he can become a force of nature under this boss. Given the licence to roam Turnbull possesses great vision as well as wonderful technique and touch. He faded a bit after the interval but he is still a player who Celtic will rely on to provide a creative spark moving forward this season. 7

James Forrest: Drifted in and out of the contest but the balance that he and Ralston offered down the right-hand side was good. The winger is still a potent offensive weapon and can still beat a player with ease when he is on song. He brilliantly teed up Edouard for his goal. Clearly, he's is still getting up to full match speed after a lengthy injury lay-off but is showing increasing signs that he is approaching something near his best. 7

Tom Rogic: The Wizard of Oz really is enjoying a renaissance under Ange and his dancing, quick feet almost split Hearts asunder on 18 minutes but his shot drifted inches past the post. The Australian enjoyed his afternoon and waltzed into all sorts of good positions as he sought to carve Hearts open at every opportunity. His sublime pass to release Kyogo for the clinching goal was exquisite and he is a quality player when he is in this kind of mood. 8

Odsonne Edouard: The Frenchman was a surprise starter and was rightfully booked for simulation in the 20th minute when he went down with John Souttar in close attendance. The attacker was in the right place at the right time to steer home the opening goal on 29 minutes and missed an absolute sitter moments later. He seemed to relish playing alongside Kyogo but the Celtic manager and supporters will be content to see that it was the Edouard of old who turned up for this match. 8

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Kyogo Furuhashi: The Japanese striker was deployed on the left of the centre to accommodate Edouard and forced an excellent save from Craig Gordon with an early curled effort. He was involved in the lightning-quick three-man move that slice Hearts wide open for Edouard's goal and was alert enough to take a quick corner that led to Welsh's headed goal. The hitman has genuine star quality in the making and hammered home the decisive third goal in 63 minutes. Kyogo was also subject to some rough-house treatment from the Hearts defenders both on and off the ball which is something he will need to get used to in the rough and tumble of Scottish football. 8

James McCarthy: The boyhood Celtic fan was given a 17-minute run-out when he came on in the place of the highly impressive Tom Rogic. 3

Adam Montgomery: Replaced the tireless Kyogo on 73 minutes with Ange probably having one eye on Wednesday nights Europa League clash against AZ Alkmaar. He fired in an effort which Craig Gordon turned round the post. 3 

Albian Ajeti: Came on for Edoard on 88 minutes. 1

Ismalia Soro: Replaced Turnbull on 88 minutes. 1

Subs not used: Scott Bain, Nir Bitton, Leigh Griffiths, Liam Shaw, Osaze Urhoghide.