The visit of Inverness Caledonian Thistle will be given much more than a cursory glance, though, the Highland side having kicked off the season with an almighty racket.
Three wins in their first three matches is a composed return from a side which had drawn focus this summer for a raft of new arrivals, while the manner of those victories have also been arresting. Celtic will seem detained by thoughts of Shakhter Karagandy - a side the Glasgow side trail 2-0 in a Champions League qualifier - but will be required to rouse themselves fully to avoid being held in contempt at Parkhead this afternoon.
That has been a risk whenever Inverness have turned up, albeit a 4-1 thrashing was meted out to the Highland side in April. That result has done little to darken the mood of Terry Butcher ahead of a return to Glasgow, though. "We're very relaxed and we can enjoy it," said the Inverness manager. "We have players who have won there before.
"We've won three games in a row [this season], so we're high. It's a lovely feeling. I like to think we're the last team Neil would want to face at the moment because of our start to the season and the way we're banging in goals. We're a tough, strong team to play against so, from a physical point of view and a football point of view, he could look at that and say 'wow'."
Much of the cooing this season has been directed towards Inverness' style of play - the departure of Andrew Shinnie this summer having been offset by the arrival of James Vincent and the form of Aaron Doran and Billy McKay. "We have been scoring goals and attacking and there is great encouragement in our defending, too," said Butcher.
"Once again, it comes back to Billy McKay, our striker, because he's our first line of defence. If you have someone who works so hard to prevent centre-halves having easy possession and midfielders coming back - he nips at people - then you have a real good chance.
"We won't change the way we play. We'll be tight and compact as we are. When we do win the ball, we want to attack and score. On the last two visits we've scored, although we were humped 4-1 last time."