Manager Neil Lennon also picks Emilio Izaguire after the full-back recovered from a head knock.
However, Giorgios Samaras is left out after needing stitches for a gash to his knee.
Dundee United call on striker Nadir Ciftci, who is available after he lodged an appeal against his red card at Inverness.
Keeper Radoslaw Cierzniak does start after shrugging off an ankle problem.
Celtic start the game six points clear of second-placed Aberdeen with a game in hand, while United are fifth in the table.
Celtic: Forster; Fisher, Ambrose, Van Dijk, Izaguirre; Forrest, Brown, Ledley, Mulgrew; Stokes, Balde
Dundee United: Cierzniak, Wilson, Souttar, Gunning, Robertson, Gomis, Rankin, Mackay-Steven, Armstrong, Ciftci, Graham