Everton’s midfield needs tinkering with.
Centrally, Marouane Fellaini and Jack Rodwell have performed well in patches and should be given time to build further chemistry together.
Tim Cahill generally links up play to a front man well, whilst dropping back into midfield when Everton do not have possession.
There are arguments for how effective Cahill is in this role away from home, particularly as he is experiencing one of his driest spells in front of goal.
No goals in 19 is unacceptable from Everton's talisman and it is not surprising that this coincides with the Toffees' current slump.
Some feel David Moyes should be more versatile and deploy a player with more pace in that position.
A more pressing issue is Everton’s feeble offerings on the flank that is supplying so little for Cahill and others.
From a wide position, Leon Osman has not produced examples of Premier League quality for several seasons. He is primarily a central midfielder who enjoyed his best form in a central attacking role at the end of last season.
Given a wider role yesterday, all too often he roamed in and left Leighton Baines isolated when he should have been complementing his attacking advances.
The two have been paired together frequently but have rarely demonstrated they can perform on the same attacking wavelength.
Osman sloppily lost possession three times yesterday, twice through bad control, and once when running into players.
Too often he is shoved off the ball by more bulky adversaries, a fact highlighted by the 13 possession duels he contested yesterday, of which he won only three.
Seamus Coleman was equally inept at Stamford Bridge, passing at an abysmal 68 percent and failing to deliver one single ball into the box. Sieving through his statistics, his impression on the game seemed almost non-existent.
He also failed to attempt a through ball, made just one successful dribble and did not register a single shot.
He may be hindered by Tony Hibbert’s attacking shortcomings for support, but the Irishman needs to contribute far more consistently to warrant continued selection.
Royston Drenthe produced far more end product in his cameo appearance, setting up the goal and injecting much needed pace and skill into the performance. Surely the Dutchman is long overdue a start now?
In terms of other options, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has had an unconvincing run in the team and should perhaps remain on the sidelines.
Ross Barkley, temporarily detached from the squad at present, would offer more to Everton on a flank and should be considered to start at Fulham.
Many will hope David Moyes does introduce some changes for the journey to Craven Cottage, especially on the flanks.
Drenthe and Barkley would offer less predictability than two makeshift wingers who, particularly away from home, seem to be currently falling short of what is required.
Considering a more prominent role for Apostolos Vellios would also go down well with a proportion of Evertonians.