Chris Sutton compares Celtic and Rangers players, reckons they are in the top two

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic reacts during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between RB Leipzig and Celtic at Red Bull Arena on October 25, 2018 in Leipzig, Germany.

Celtic and Rangers sit in second and third of the Scottish Premiership.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic looks dejected after RB Leipzig score their second goal during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between RB Leipzig and Celtic at Red Bull Arena on October 25,...

Chris Sutton was asked on BT Sport Football  if he felt Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos was the best forward in the Scottish Premiership at the moment, but he disagreed - claiming Celtic's Odsonne Edouard is even better.

Morelos, 22, has been in sensational form this season, scoring 14 goals in 23 league and cup appearances as well as creating eight other strikes for his teammates. He netted his latest goal in a 2-0 win over St. Mirren on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Celtic's club-record signing Edouard has also shined this season after overcoming injury. A £9million permanent signing from PSG, the striker has scored 11 times - with six coming in his last four league games.

 

Celtic legend Sutton was asked if he believes Colombia international Morelos was the best striker in Scotland, and claimed he was in the top two - before suggesting Celtic's Edouard is better. Sutton also commented on the injured Leigh Griffiths.

"I like Morelos," Sutton said. "But he hasn't done it against Celtic yet, has he. Is he the best striker in Scotland at the moment? I would say he is in the top two. Maybe Edouard is better?

"Griffiths? You can't judge a player if he isn't playing. He hasn't played well this season, truth be told. But no striker has properly stood out so far."

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Aberdeen and Rangers at Hampden Park on October 28, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Morelos has been a talisman for Steven Gerrard's side so far, keeping out new signings Kyle Lafferty and Umar Sadiq. But the former HJK Helsinki striker still has an issue with suspension, picking up eight yellow cards and two reds.

He is expected to lead the line on Thursday evening as Rangers travel to Russia to take on Spartak Moscow in Group G of the Europa League, which sees them sit ahead of Spartak, Rapid Vienna and Villarreal.

Celtic, meanwhile, take on ambitious German Bundesliga outfit RedBull Leipzig at Parkhead with a win desperately needed after suffering a 2-0 loss to Leipzig last time out. The Hoops have picked just three Europa League points so far.

26th September 2018, McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland; Scottish League Cup football, quarter finals, St Johnstone versus Celtic; Ex Celtic player Chris Sutton watches on from the TV gantry

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