Chelsea fans have been discussing their full-back situation on Twitter.
Chelsea were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Sunderland yesterday, as a robustly assembled Gus Poyet side did well to squeeze the life out of the Premier League leaders.
One area in which they did well was preventing Chelsea's full-backs, vital to the attacking part of Chelsea's game, from getting up the pitch.
In fact, it even caused something of a debate on Twitter after the match.
Defensively Branislav Ivanovic was excellent, as always, but many a Chelsea fan was upset at not seeing him maraud into the opposing half like usual. Connor Wickham's presence on the left made life difficult for the Serbian and many believe he might have to be dropped for the Spurs game.
Fans were generally more complimentary about the performance of the left-back Cesar Azpilicueta. The Spaniard has been revelation on the left-hand side but many would like to see him given a chance at his preferred right-back, with Filipe Luis brought into the side on the left.
Mourinho likes the defensive solidity that Ivanovic gives him but perhaps he is missing out on a more natural attacking element by continuing to play him, do not be surprised if he sits out the Tottenham game in midweek.
Here is what some of the Chelsea fans have been saying on Twitter...
Nothing against Ivanovic but he isn't as good as Azpi & Filipe Luis. It's becoming so damn easy to get past him these days. Frustrating.— Chelsea Action (@ChelseaAction) November 29, 2014
Why Filipe Luis isn't out left back and Azpi isn't right back is beyond me.— DKM (@TheMeisterr) November 29, 2014
How long will it take before we play luis LB and azpi RB in the league.— Oli (@CombativeCosta) November 29, 2014
Oh Boy Azpi are you really from this planet!— Chelsea Action (@ChelseaAction) November 29, 2014
Azpi you legend, wastes no time on the counter-attack— Nour Agha (@NourAgha) November 29, 2014
Ivanovic off. Azpi right back, Luis left back and then you'll see a difference going forward.— H (@CarelessChelsea) November 29, 2014
Ivanovic and Willian need to be rested midweek against Spurs. Azpilicueta and Filipe Luis as RB and LB respectively would be decent— ifeanyi (@BlueFromNigeria) November 29, 2014
Courtios-azpilicueta-cahill-terry-luis-matic-fabregas-hazard-oscar-schurrle-remy for the spurs game— chelsea=my life (@blues_fanpage) November 29, 2014
And after today, Azpilicueta has to be dropped. Makes to many errors, gives the ba away stupidly and is very one footed.— Tom (@Tom97HD) November 29, 2014
we don't have another right back to rest ivanovic. maybe azpilicueta and play felipe luis.— JOTI (@JLove2203) November 29, 2014
Do fans think? Just saw a tweet "azpilicueta should be dropped" wow!!! Thank God I don't follow dat idiot I would hv pressed unfollow button— MaticismCfc (@Emma_rafeal) November 29, 2014