Celtic complete invincible season at the top of the Scottish Premiership

No sooner had Celtic completed their domestic treble by defeating Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final than discussion moved towards what exactly Brendan Rodgers can do next. Rodgers, who has seen his career rejuvenated in Glasgow, presided over a Celtic team that did not lose a domestic game all season; Champions Celtic rounded off an unbeaten Scottish Premiership campaign with a 2-0 win over Hearts at Celtic Park on Sunday 21stMay 2017.

The Celtic class of 2016-17 have set a number of new SPL/Premiership-era records on their way to a sixth consecutive title, including zero defeats – a feat no Scottish champions had achieved since the 19th century. Celtic managed it in 1897-98, with Rangers going one better the next season, winning every game. However, those league campaigns were over 18 matches, not even half the duration of the current one.

Celtic have also achieved a record 106 points and 106 goals. The previous Scottish record was 103 points, set by Celtic in 2001-02 - Martin O'Neill's second season in charge. Stuart Armstrong's second-half strike against Hearts on Sunday meant Celtic bettered the 105 league goals they scored in 2003-04. Celtic have scored in every league outing, averaging just over 2.7 goals a game. 

Edward Gray