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Analysis: Scottish Premiership Team Of The Week



Analysis: Scottish Premiership Team Of The Week

Rangers fought back from behind to win against Kilmarnock, and Celtic ran wild against Dundee to stay up with them.

After defeating Dundee 7-1 at home with eight players, Brendan Rodgers’ team is the clear favourite for midweek team of the week.

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Hearts overcame a goal deficit to tie 1-1 with Hibs in the Edinburgh derby, and one player from Hearts is included in the best XI.


Motherwell moves up to the third position following their 3-1 success over Livingston, while St Johnstone secures the last slot following their thrilling 2-0 triumph over Aberdeen.

Here, WhoScored take us through their top five performers extract from Scottish Premiership Team Of The Week based on the stats…

5. Hyun-Jun Yang (Celtic) – 8.78 rating

Hyun-Jun Yang was only able to assist on one of Celtic’s seven goals on Wednesday night before leaving the game in the 75th minute, but one of his two crucial passes midway through the second half set up Daniel Kelly’s goal. Yang received an 8.78 grade for making three tackles and completing three dribbles.


4. Callum McGregor (Celtic) – 8.89 rating

Callum McGregor scored his second league goal of the season while still at Celtic Park as they crushed Dundee. The 30-year-old’s touchdown came from his lone attempt, and he also contributed two crucial passes, a dribble, a tackle, a clearance, and an interception to help guarantee his spot in the best XI.

3. Blair Spittal (Motherwell) – 8.90 rating

Blair Spittal, who was away from Glasgow, was named player of the match as Motherwell won their first away game since September. At the Tony Macaroni Arena, The Well defeated Livingston 3-1. Spittal scored his sixth league goal of the year in the win. The 28-year-old was unlucky not to add an assist after managing four crucial passes, but his 8.90 rating was enough to guarantee a position in the starting lineup with three more tackles.

2. Greg Taylor (Celtic) – 9.10 rating

Rewinding to Celtic’s rout of Dundee 7-1, Greg Taylor has only tallied four assists in the Scottish Premiership thus far this year, with two of those coming on Wednesday night. Two crucial passes resulted in the assists, and Taylor’s lone shot on goal was successful. The 26-year-old’s best-rated performance of the season also included victories in two aerial duels.


1. Matt O’Riley (Celtic) – 9.59 rating

Matt O’Riley is the midweek player of the Scottish Premiership, with a rating of 9.59 on The Denmark international assisted twice on two crucial passes and scored with one of his six shots, providing direct assistance for three of Celtic’s seven goals against Dundee. In an impressive performance, O’Riley found a teammate with 92.8% of his 83 passes attempted.

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