4. Drop Ivanovic
Often the man who single handedly carried the team at times with his piercing runs down the right-hand side, Branislav Ivanovic has today turned into a liability. Age seems to have caught up with the 29-year-old right back, and the defensive frailties that were once covered up by his valuable goals have now started showing themselves on the fore. Form seems to have deserted the Serbian and though it would be a little harsh, he can almost single-handedly be blamed for the dropped points at Swansea and the loss to Manchester City.
John Terry can’t control the back himself any more and it’s time that he received some cover from a younger, faster team-mate. The obvious option is to send Cesar Azpilicueta back to his preferred right-back position and to play new signing Baba Rahmann at left-back, and this is exactly what Mourinho should do to provide more stability to his defence.