While Celtic and Rangers are the two fighting it out to be crowned champions, the Parkhead boss reckons everyone will want to have a say in who eventually comes out on top.
Which is why, even though the top six and the bottom six have already been decided, and Hearts appear to have sewn up third spot, Lennon is certain every team will remain fully focused and make it as difficult as ever when they line up against the Old Firm.
He expects verification of that theory to be provided over the next two nights, when Rangers go to Tannadice to play Dundee United and then Celtic travel to Rugby Park to face Kilmarnock.
Ahead of the Old Firm showdown at Ibrox on Sunday, and with only one point between the clubs at the top of the table, these matches take on more significance than ever.
Lennon said: “I think everyone will want to have a say in the championship.”
Killie stand-in boss Kenny Shiels will know that a good result against Celtic would go a long way towards endorsing his credentials for getting the position permanently.
But the man who will be on the opposing dugout tomorrow night has already spotted the danger signs and said: “I’m sure Kenny will have Kilmarnock well prepared.
“They are a good team, and Rugby Park is a decent ground to go and play football, so I’m sure we will be going there in the right frame of mind.”
By the time Celtic make their way down the M77, they could find themselves four points behind Rangers, albeit with two games in hand.
Much has been made of the way the post-split fixtures have been allocated, with Celtic having to play catch-up most of the way.
Lennon initially expressed his view that, in the context of fairness, the TV schedules might have allowed for a bit of give and take in terms of whose matches went ahead first.
But having had time to mull it over, he now recognises that while it might put extra pressure on Celtic, ultimately, the real pressure will be determined by the results obtained.
Both clubs have to play 38 games, and Lennon agreed it is on that fact that his players must focus. “That’s the most important thing,” he said.
“Regardless of what Rangers do, if we win all of our games, we win the league.
“Now, that’s a very, very tall ask. And, before we meet at Ibrox on Sunday, I think they have a very difficult game at Tannadice, and we have a difficult game at Kilmarnock.
“But again, you have to take each match on its merits, and not look too far ahead. So I can honestly say I’m not even thinking about Ibrox. I am just thinking about Rugby Park for now.”
More precisely, he is thinking about the side he will send out, the formation he will deploy, and the tactics he trusts will deliver three points – indeed, his options are plentiful enough to give him a headache.
Lennon explained: “We had Georgios Samaras, Daryl Murphy, Niall McGinn, Efrain Juarez, Ki Sung-Yueng and Freddie Ljungberg not even picked to get stripped at Hampden, while James Forrest didn’t need to come on from the bench.
“So all of those players will come into contention for tomorrow.”
Lennon has alluded to the fact that one of the hardest aspects of his job is trying to keep everyone in such a big squad happy.
More experienced managers than him have found such a challenge nigh-on impossible.
He is reassured, therefore, to note that, despite the understandable disappointment of those not selected on any given day, he does not sit in his office at Lennoxtown listening to an incessant knocking on the door from men looking to air a grievance at their lack of game time.
“To be fair to them, they haven’t done that,” he confirmed, as much in admiration as relief. “We have tried to incorporate the majority of them in recent games.
“The only one really who has not been involved has been Niall, but I am sure he will still have an input before the season ends.”
Suspension and injury could force open the door for some, while Lennon has already shown he is not averse to changing his team around to tackle conditions or a particular opponent.
He has already used 30 different players in the 45 games this season, and the trick remains to pick the right men for the right match.
“We’ve picked up a couple of niggles, so we will have to see how they are before we decide on our team for tomorrow,” added the Celtic boss.