By the time Manchester City face Villarreal, they could be facing a sinking Yellow Submarine.
The exit of energetic midfielder Santi Cazorla for €21 million to Manchester City lite Málaga, plus the departure of long serving left back Joan Capdevila to Benfica, has left Villarreal bearing afloat.
Left back is a worry with Joan Oriol and José Catalá, both inexperienced at the top level, both unproven, and both fighting for a place.
Marcos Senna and Carlos Marchena are barely holding onto their placement in the team due to tenure rather than form.
Borja Valero will miss the first two UEFA Champions League games due to a straight red card against Odense.
Then combine this with the unyielding rumours linking Giuseppe Rossi to Juventus, and you get a recipe for disaster.
Also manager Juan Carlos Garrido played some weird tactics against Odense, mind you, he got the 3-0 result.
But moving Bruno, one of the best defensive midfielders in the world last season, to centre back and moving Cristián Zapata, who made one bad mistake the game before, to right back was just weird.
Maybe Garrido is in an experimental stage with his team, and perhaps given Senna and Marchena being so-so, I'm predicting him to move away from playing two pivots.
So it will be a classical 4-4-2, with the impressive Pedro Camuñas being a bright spot, assuming he carries his form over from Osasuna.