CELTIC can’t stop scoring goals right now which means they can’t be stopped from winning the league if their rich form continues.

I always said in this column that once the team clicked, and that was always going to happen sooner rather than later, that they would begin to stretch away from the rest and show the difference in class.

I strongly fancy us this weekend to beat Hearts, which would take Celtic to within a point of the Jambos, and after that they will get back to the top soon enough.

It’s impossible not to admire their resilience. Beaten in Leipzig, they put three goals past Hearts at Murrayfield three days later to reach the Betfred Cup final, and then it was five going one quite a few more up at Dundee on Wednesday night.

They played some sensational football in midweek. It was a joy to watch.

I really enjoyed watching the clever and quick movement which flowed throughout the team, with big Tom Rogic in wonderful form, and when Celtic play like that then no Scottish team can live with them.

They have been creating chances from the start of the season, but there’s something different now...they are taking these chances.

The tempo Celtic have played at over the last six games or so, and Brendan Rodgers himself as mentioned this, has been a big part of why a team which had been struggling to score are not getting four, five and six in the league.

From the middle of the park to upfront, players are looking to get on the ball and then have a shot, which was another aspect missing from earlier in the season.

Rogic is a lovely player. What a goal he scored against Dundee, a really special striker for a talented lad, and after that he had the run of the park.

It must be said that Dundee were poor. The next Premiership match is going to be a different test altogether.

Craig Levein will bring his Hearts team to Glasgow on Saturday with a plan of not losing the game.

What happened in the second half last Sunday will be fresh in his mind.

Levein can be a cautious manager and I can see this game being a case of Hearts sitting in, looking to play on the break, and Celtic having to find a way of breaking through what will be a well organised defence,

Again, if this game had taken place a few months ago then Celtic would struggle. Indeed, they lost at Tynecastle.

However, there is enough intelligence within a confident group of players to work out their way to goal.

Celtic will win.

Having praised the attacking element, it’s only right I talk up someone who joined slightly under the radar but is a player I really like.

And I don’t think I’m the only one who has really taken to Filip Benkovic.

For me, he looks the part. That’s huge. He runs like a centre-half, has the build of a natural defender and, so far, as strolled through Scottish football.

Benkovic is a reliable central defender, which is exactly what Celtic have been searching for.

Calm under the ball or with it at his feet, he reads the game superbly, never seems to be rushed and I can see why Leicester City paid £13million for him in the summer.

Rodgers has done well to get him in. The big question now is whether he stays until the end of the season.

There has been talk of Harry Maguire, Leicester’s England centre-half, moving in January for £80m - an astonishing amount of money.

Were that to happen the Benkovic would likely head back down the road, and that would be a real shame because I rather like the idea of watching him for a bit longer.

A central defensive pairing of Dedryck Boyata and Benkovic looks solid to me, although it was good to see Kristoffer Ajer back.

Celtic are sharp at the front and tight at the back. They will take some stopping now.

FOOTBALLERS will always get an opportunity to play. It's then entirely up to them to grasp it with both hands.

Ryan Christie, thrown on for the injured Olivier Ntcham at Murrayfield, has made the most and then some of an unexpected opportunity.

He was brilliant against Hearts and then followed that up with a terrific performance at Dundee where he scored a superb goal

Christie is bright and energetic. I've a feeling he will start against Hearts this Saturday and will deserve so in my opinion.

He is never going to be the biggest, but has bulked up. You can see he is a lot stronger and his 18 months at Aberdeen did him a power of good Christie is a bit different to the rest. He makes good runs into the box, such as at Dens Park, and also has a shot on him. He has a real chance.