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Scottish Premiership Team of The Week: Celtic, Hibs, Aberdeen, Kilmarnock and Ross County players make best XI



Celtic are back at the top of the Scottish Premiership with Rangers playing catch-up again after their game at Dundee was postponed.

Three Hoops players are included in the latest team of the week after they impressed in their 3-1 win at home to St Johnstone to move them one point clear.

Kilmarnock also take three places after they fought back from 2-0 down to beat St Mirren 5-2 at Rugby Park to remain fourth in the table.

Two Aberdeen players make the best XI after they beat Motherwell 1-0 to end their long winless run in the league.

A 3-0 win at home to bottom side Livingston sees two Hibs players represented, with Ross County taking the final place after their 2-1 win against Hearts.

Here, WhoScored takes us through their top five performers based on the stats…

5. Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic) – 8.06 rating

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Highlights from the Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and St Johnstone.

Celtic got their title push back on track with a 3-1 home win over St. Johnstone, with Cameron Carter-Vickers good value for his rating of 8.06. The American found a team-mate with 90.9 per cent of his 66 attempted passes and made eight accurate long balls in a solid showing at Celtic Park.

4. Nicolas Kühn (Celtic) – 8.60 rating

Nicolas Kuhn celebrates doubling Celtic's lead against St Johnstone
Nicolas Kuhn celebrates doubling Celtic’s lead against St Johnstone

Remaining at Celtic Park, Nicolas Kühn claimed the player of the match award having earned a rating of 8.60. The 24-year-old was directly involved in two of three goals, following up his first-half assist for Kyogo Furuhashi with a goal of his own shortly after the restart. Those came from respective returns of three key passes and one shot, while three tackles and two dribbles saw Kühn put in his best-rated performance of the campaign.

3. Jordan Obita (Hibernian) – 8.65 rating

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Highlights from the Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Livingston.

Moving over to the capital, and Hibs made light work of Livingston at Easter Road as they eased to a 3-0 victory. Jordan Obita claimed the Player of the Match award in the victory as he fired Hibs ahead in the fifth minute, netting with one of two shots. The 30-year-old also won five aerial duels, made five clearances and two tackles on his way to a rating of 8.65.

2. Simon Murray (Ross County) – 8.69 rating

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Ross County and Hearts.

Simon Murray was key as Ross County ended a three-match winless run with a 2-1 win over Hearts at the Global Energy Stadium. Murray bagged both Staggies’ goals either side of half-time, beating Zander Clark with two of four shots. One tackle, one key pass and one dribble helped the 32-year-old land a rating of 8.69.

1. Kyle Vassell (Kilmarnock) – 9.03 rating

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Highlights from the Scottish Premiership match between Kilmarnock and St Mirren.

Kilmarnock made it three wins from their last four at home with a resounding 5-2 victory over St. Mirren, with Kyle Vassell the star performer. Vassell netted either side of half-time with two of three shots, while he also gave the Buddies backline a torrid afternoon as he won five aerial duels and completed two dribbles to claim a rating of 9.03.

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DUNDEE, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 05: A close-up of the new SPFL ball before a cinch Premiership match between Dundee and Motherwell at Dens Park, on August 05, 2023, in Dundee, Scotland. (Photo by Sammy Turner / SNS Group)

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