5 things we learned from the Ladbrokes Premiership weekend

Week six of the Ladbrokes Premiership saw champions Celtic move clear at the top of the table as Aberdeen dropped points at home to Kilmarnock, while Dundee recorded their first win of the league campaign.

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Kilmarnocks Rory McKenzie tries to keep pace with Aberdeen winger Gary Mackay-Steven. Picture: SNS.

It’s time Aberdeen lived up to big expectations says Kari Arnason

Kari Arnason knows the expectation levels for him and the current Aberdeen team are a lot higher than they were during his first spell at Pittodrie but is honest enough to admit they can both do better in terms of delivering on them.

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Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie battles with Adam Frizzell. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Aberdeen 1 - 1 Kilmarnock: Dons fall behind Celtic at top

Aberdeen remain unbeaten in the Ladbrokes Premiership but lost ground on leaders Celtic after a disappointing 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock.

Olivier Ntcham - loves a pass. Picture: SNS

Four of the most interesting stats from the Scottish Premiership so far

To help you look forward to week six of the Scottish Premiership season, we’ve collated some of the most interesting advanced statistics thus far.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic teenager to start against PSG | Sutton aims fresh dig at Caixinha | Hibs explain SFA backing

Celtic youngster Anthony Ralston is set to named in the starting XI to face PSG, Chris Sutton has aimed a fresh dig at Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha, and Hibs have explained their reasons for backing the SFA’s decision on Rangers tax case.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic fans bore Neymar | McGinn’s moves to Hearts and Rangers | Griffiths fit for PSG

Neymar has stoked the fire ahead of Celtic’s clash with Paris Saint-Germanin by labelling the Celtic fans boring, John McGinn says he was linked with deadline day moves to rivals Hearts and Rangers and Leigh Grifiths has confirmed he is fit and ready for Champions League.

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Rangers' Alfredo Morelos has adapted well to Scottish football. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

5 things we learned from the Ladbrokes Premiership weekend

Champions Celtic moved back to the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership in the fifth weekend of the campaign, while Rangers recorded an impressive win and Joe Lewis thwarted Hearts at BT Murrayfield.

Motherwell's Ryan Bowman celebrates opening the scoring at home to Kilmarnock. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Motherwell 2 - 0 Kilmarnock: Steelmen pile more misery on Killie

Motherwell can claim a place in the semi-finals of the Betfred Cup on Thursday evening. Aberdeen will be the visitors to Fir Park and will be favourites to progress but it would take a brave man to bet against the Lanarkshire club on this form.


Rumour Mill: Dembele nears return | Edouard applauded by Celtic teammates | John not fazed by Ibrox

A return on the cards for injured Celtic striker; Edouard impresses; Kimarnock are struck by a virus; Garry O’Connor on giving something back.

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Kilmarnock manager Lee McCulloch. Picture: SNS

Kilmarnock squad hit by tonsillitis bug ahead of Motherwell clash

Kilmarnock boss Lee McCulloch may have to change his plans for Saturday’s match against Motherwell after a tonsillitis bug swept through Rugby Park.

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Where Scottish Premiership sides failed to strengthen on deadline day

A look at every team in the Ladbrokes Premiership and the areas of potential weaknesses that remained unattended on transfer deadline day.


What each Premiership side requires before transfer window closes

The hours are counting down until the transfer window closes until January. Joel Sked looks at the areas each club need to target.

Hamilton's Giannis Skondras celebrates his goal. Picture: SNS

Kilmarnock 2 - 2 Hamilton: Accies fight back to earn point

Widely tipped for relegation once again, Hamilton Accies are making a pretty early start to their annual campaign to confound the sceptics this time around.


Rumour Mill: Lawwell completes Patrick Roberts deal | Jon Daly in charge for Motherwell trip | Celtic agree to sign defender

Peter Lawwell was in Manchester on Monday night to complete the deal for Patrick Roberts, Jon Daly will remain in charge of Hearts for their trip to Motherwell, and Celtic agree deal to sign Rivaldo Coetzee.

Callum McGregor wheels away in delight after sealing the 2-0 victory over Kilmarnock. Picture: SNS.

Cool Kristoffer Ajer finding a way to fit into Celtic format

The word “development” must have passed the lips of Kristoffer Ajer about a dozen times as he reflected on his first league start for Celtic. Entirely apposite since the visitors’ line-up at Rugby Park on Saturday didn’t look unlike a team the club could field in the development league.

Hamilton's Rakish Bingham makes it 3-0 with a fine team goal. Picture: SNS/Paul Dvelin

Five things we learned from the Scottish Premiership this weekend

Hamilton Academical sprang a surprise with a comfortable win at Easter Road, a much-changed Celtic eased to victory, Rangers dropped points again and three teams still on zero points.

Celtic's Anthony Ralston at full-time get rave reviews. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Lee McCulloch and Brendan Rodgers both hail Anthony Ralston

The under-strength nature of the Celtic side that defeated his Kilmarnock team 2-0 yesterday brought no shame for Lee McCulloch over the latest loss to Brendan Rodgers side. That is because the Ayrshire club’s manager believes one of those understudies will have a starring role at international level in the not-too-distant future.

Celtic's James Forrest evades Greg Taylor. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Five things we learned from Kilmarnock 0 - 2 Celtic

Celtic eased to victory at Rugby Park with a much-changed side. Joel Sked has his say on the win.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for Kilmarnock's Lee McCulloch. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers praises ‘outstanding’ Lee McCulloch

Brendan Rodgers told Kilmarnock boss Lee McCulloch he has “no need to worry” after Celtic’s 2-0 win at Rugby Park left the hosts pointless after three Ladbrokes Premiership matches.

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