A few weeks ago, all was well at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte had kicked off his Chelsea tenure with three straight wins in the Premier League and the Blues seemed as likely as anyone to finish up at the top of the table come the end of May.
But since their 3-0 win over Burnley, a mini-crisis has emerged in west London, coming in the form of just one win in their last four games and damning defeats to divisional rivals Arsenal and Liverpool.
Without question, the biggest issue is Chelsea’s defence. The Blues have conceded nine times in their last four games, including a 3-0 romping at the hands of Arsenal last weekend.
With the match already over, Antonio Conte decided to experiment with a 3-5-2 formation in the dying embers of Saturday’s game – a defensive system that defined him at Juventus and during his spell in charge of the Italian national team.
Chelsea do have the players for it, with a variety of centre-back options at Conte’s disposal alongside a hardworking wide-man in Willian and a progressive full-back in Marcos Alonso.
So our question to Chelsea fans is simple; should the Blues line up in a 3-5-2 formation for their next Premier League clash against Hull City?