Chris Sutton urges Celtic boss Ronny Deila to do this

Celtic FC

Chris Sutton has some tactical advice for Celtic manager Ronny Deila.

Chris Sutton has written in The Daily Record that Celtic manager Ronny Deila should look to play with two strikers up front.

The Norwegian boss prefers the 4-2-3-1 formation with one up front.

Former Celtic striker Sutton, though, believes that Deila should not be so rigid in his tactics and has advised him to play Leigh Griffiths and Nadir Ciftci together.

The former Chelsea and Aston Villa man has also said that for Celtic to be truly successful, especially in the Europa League, they need someone like Didier Drogba to lead the line in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

“Ronny is a stickler for this 4-2-3-1 formation because it has suited him throughout his managerial career,” Sutton wrote in The Daily Record.

“But I believe there is still a place for two strikers and maybe Ronny should think about going this way with Ciftci and Griffiths.”

“When you play 4-2-3-1 the best player in the team has to be that centre-forward,” added the Englishman.

“The best striker I’ve seen playing in that position is Didier Drogba at Chelsea. Celtic – like a lot of teams – don’t have that kind of player.”

Positive start to the season

Celtic may have failed to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League, but they have made a strong start to the 2015-16 Scottish Premiership campaign.

The Bhoys, who will take on Aberdeen away from home on Saturday, are at the top of the league table at the moment with 16 points from six matches.

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