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Chris Sutton criticises Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata

Celtic's Dedryck Boyata speaks during a press conference for the Scottish team Celtic FC on September 26, 2017 in Brussels.

Brendan Rodgers' Celtic side were beaten 1-0 by Anderlecht last night.

Former Celtic players Henrik Larsson (C) and Chris Sutton (R) talk prior to the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Celtic and Paris Saint Germain at Celtic Park on September 12,...

Chris Sutton has told BT Sport, during their live coverage of Celtic’s match against Anderlecht, that Dedryck Boyata’s performance seriously concerned him.

Boyata looked uncomfortable at the back throughout the game against the Belgian champions, as Celtic fell to a 1-0 defeat.

The Bhoys failed to play at a fast enough tempo to really trouble Anderlecht, who looked comfortable throughout.

And Sutton felt that Boyata dwelt on the ball too long on regular occasions.

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian striker Neymar (R) shoots past Celtic's Belgian defender Dedryck Boyata (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Paris Saint-...

“He is worrying the life out of me,” Sutton said. “Why is he taking a chance? Get it and give it to somebody who can play.”

Sutton’s comments were echoed by Brendan Rodgers, who suggested after the game that many of his Celtic squad had wanted too long in possession.

Boyata’s place in Celtic’s starting line-up could come under threat after the January transfer window, if Rodgers signs the centre-backs that he wants.

Celtic's Dedryck Boyata speaks during a press conference for the Scottish team Celtic FC on September 26, 2017 in Brussels.

Celtic ultimately did enough to get through in the Europa League, despite not playing to their best.

Celtic just had to avoid being beaten by three goals to secure third spot in their Champions League group, and they did enough.

Celtic will now be playing European football in 2018, and that is an improvement on last season, when they finished bottom of their Champions League group.

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