Celtic return to the bread and butter of the Scottish Premiership after their gut-wrenching last gasp Champions League 2-1 midweek home defeat against Lazio.

There is no time for Brendan Rodgers men to feel sorry for themselves as they entertain Kilmarnock at Parkhead.

Revenge will be very much in the air for the men in green and white after their 1-0 second-round League Cup loss to the Ayrshire outfit at Rugby Park in August.

The Scottish champions also have the added bonus of knowing that a win against Derek McInnes' side would see the men in green and white open up a seven point lead on second-placed St Mirren as well as seem open up a 10-point gap on city rivals Rangers.

With the two sides sitting in second and third respectively in the table going head-to-head in Paisley 24 hours later then something will have to give.

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Tony Haggerty

There is no possibility of Celtic licking their wounds and wallowing in self-pity after their midweek mugging from Serie A side Lazio. The men in green and white have a real job at hand and the chance to administer some retribution with an early redemption shot against Kilmarnock.

Rodgers admitted that his team are in a different place now than they were to the one that took to the plastic pitch back in August. Kilmarnock fully deserved their victory that day and Celtic will be mindful of that.

The chance to open up a significant gap between the chasing pack should never be scoffed at and Rodgers reckons his men will have to indulge in a bit R&R of their own in order to succeed - ruthless and relentless - against the only side who have tasted domestic success over the champions this season. There will be no bigger motivating factor for the Celtic team that takes to the field for this one with the scent of revenge in their nostrils.

Joe Hart will start in goal after serving his domestic suspension. The right and left backs will be Alistair Johnston and Greg Taylor. At centre-back, despite making the mistake that cost Celtic the game against Lazio, Cameron Carter-Vickers will start again and get back in the saddle. He will be favoured alongside Liam Scales who was celebrating being called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for the Euro 2024 qualifiers against Greece and Gibraltar. Scales has proved himself to be a tried and trusted deputy in defence and he gets the nod for the time being ahead of the next scheduled international break.

In midfield, Rodgers may be tempted to tweak things just a little and I can see Japanese playmaker Reo Hatate making way for Paulo Bernardo on this occasion. The Benfica academy player enjoyed a decent cameo role on Wednesday night against the Italians and whetted the Celtic supporters appetite for more. Despite signing a new deal recently there has been a circuit not connecting with Hatate and he looked out of sorts against Lazio and this could be the game to let Bernardo loose. The Portuguese midfielder will be deployed alongside captain fantastic Callum McGregor as well as Celtic's star man to date this season the wonderful Matt O'Riley.

Up front Luis Palma will replace Yang on the left wing from midweek after opening his account against Motherwell last weekend and being robbed of a Champions League group stage winning goal due to the intervention of VAR. Daizen Maeda will occupy the right wing berth and he will be his usual bundle of energy. Kyogo Furuhasi fresh from bagging his first-ever Champions League goal will lead the line looking to add goal number six in all competitions for the early pacesetters. Celtic to win comfortably and then the pendulum of pressure swings back to both St Mirren and Rangers in Paisley on Sunday.

Tony's team:  Hart; Johnston, Scales, Carter-Vickers, Taylor; McGregor, Bernardo; Maeda, O’Riley, Palma; Kyogo

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Ryan McGinlay

After the disappointment of Wednesday evening, Celtic should focus on the many positive aspects which stemmed from the game, rather than just the result. They have a real chance to get back to winning ways at home just three days on, against the only team to beat them domestically thus far this season. Those two factors should be enough to fire the players up for this one, potentially making for a goal-filled afternoon.

In terms of team selection – with the chance to open a substantial gap between themselves, St Mirren and Rangers – it will be a strong line-up named, with Rodgers not taking McInnes’ side lightly whatsoever. In goals, it will be a return to domestic action for Hart, as his suspension has been served. Despite Scott Bain’s impressive performance at Fir Park against Motherwell, the former England international will get the nod. Hopefully, a quiet afternoon awaits the veteran goalkeeper, whose form has been admittedly up and down this campaign.

The left and right-back positions essentially pick themselves, with Taylor and Johnston maintaining their spots in the team from Wednesday. However, the centre of defence is where there are a few question marks. Does the manager stick with Scales, given his form? Or does he bring Gustaf Lagerbielke back into the fold, following his European suspension? It will be interesting to see the state of play in this position following the return of Carter-Vickers, who – despite his mistake leading to Lazio’s second goal – will start against Kilmarnock, you would think. Alongside the USA international will be Scales, as he was a standout against Lazio the other night. Going forward, Lagerbielke and Maik Nawrocki will be ahead of Scales in the pecking order, but you cannot realistically drop the Irishman now, especially off the back of an Ireland call-up. It's a position that will be assessed following the international break, but Scales will retain his place for now.

Much like the full-backs, the midfielders pick themselves for this one. Captain McGregor will start at the six position, the only difference being Hatate playing as an eight rather than a number 10. Celtic’s star man O’Riley will assume that role, with the 22-year-old on fire now form-wise. Hopefully, later in the game, we will see the likes of Bernardo and Odin Thiago Holm, as rotation will be key as the team heads into the winter months and the congested schedules that come with it.

Kyogo will lead the line as always for Celtic, but who will attempt to assist him on the wings? A tight VAR call stopped Palma from scoring in consecutive games, but the Honduran has got to start this one. Yang Hyun-jun has not made the most of his opportunity when starting, and it should be the former Aris man who gets the nod in place of the South Korean. Despite a mixed night, Maeda will continue to start in the other available wing spot for Celtic.

If Celtic can keep it tight at the back, whilst displaying their power in attack, then it could be a long afternoon for Kilmarnock if Celtic are at the top of their game. It is time to start turning the screw, and in doing so putting all the pressure back on St Mirren and Rangers, ahead of their massive showdown under 24 hours later.

Ryan’s team: Hart; Johnston, Scales, Carter-Vickers, Taylor; McGregor, Hatate; Maeda, O’Riley, Palma; Kyogo