David Luiz seems to be bearing the brunt of these accusations, but in my opinion John Terry seems to be escaping criticism from the faithful because of who he is.
The captain should not escape criticism for his poor showings against Arsenal and Liverpool and should take responsibility where required, he looked lost much of the time yesterday.
I could see that he was winning most of the aerial battles against their strikers, and this probably hides his poor performance, but if you are a central defender and can't beat Maxi and Suarez in the air then there would be alarm bells ringing.
I’m sure Mikel will be picking up his usual doubters too, but Cech’s ridiculous pass was the catalyst for an easy first goal for Liverpool.
The second goal can be blamed on terrible positioning, whilst Charlie Adam’s pass was pinpoint he had the whole left hand side of our half to aim in, all Johnson had to do was be in the right place.
I’m not apportioning all blame on Terry, the disappointment is with Chelsea as a unit at the moment.
The Man United and QPR losses were not as bitter pills to swallow as the Arsenal and Liverpool defeats because in those games we actually gave a hoot for the majority of the game.
For 60 minutes yesterday Chelsea were anonymous. Our equaliser was a masquerade for the poor showing up until that moment, we didn’t overly deserve to be back in the game but we were.
From then on we had a great patch and bar a great save from Reina and a slight miscue from Malouda we may well have won the match.
But at 80-odd minutes with this current Chelsea side at 1-1 we know that we are no longer as assured as Chelsea teams of yesteryear.
There have been calls for the head of AVB, undoubtedly from people who have also been saying that we don’t give our managers enough of a chance and for a bit of stability in the management, which are absurd.
AVB has hopefully brought in to allay those fears of instability, as with all tenures managers should be given long shrift and a chance to make the team their own.
Ancelotti didn’t ever really make the team his, and the spine is still in effect the Mourinho team.
AVB will need to be given at least a year to instil his philosophies and another transfer window or two to really start making his mark.
I’m not particularly in agreement with his tactics and starting line-up yesterday, but mainly because of emotional reasons.
I wanted Torres to start and Torres to score.
There’s no saying that he would have, and starting Drogba seems pertinent when their defence isn’t particular incredible down the centre, but Drogba just isn’t the Drogba of old.
Just like our equaliser yesterday, his goals last season were a masquerade. He had a very poor season in all, granted he had Malaria, and for me I just can’t see how he warranted a starting position in the team yesterday.
The same goes for Malouda, he is a shadow of himself in the double winning side where he was perhaps our most inspirational player, he has become far too greedy and lost his reading of the game.
His assist yesterday was more like an errant attempt at goal, and his performance for the first 60 was poor. There was a point when he didn’t chase for the ball when he thought it was a free-kick and was admonished en masse by the crowd – from then on he put in an OK shift.
The team as a whole lacked passion, the passion that was apparent against United and QPR but amiss yesterday in all.
This is why emotions can play a part in the team decision, Torres came on for 8 minutes and whilst he barely touched the ball he still managed to make a real fist of fighting for it when it did come his way.
Drogba just didn’t do the job yesterday, and the sad truth of it is he hasn’t managed to all season. Sadly there is a time when you realise that your best players will not remain that way forever and Drogba leg’s look like they have given up on him and us!
All this talk of buzz words, I'll include my own - did not do a job.
Look around the team, and aside from the tactical aspect of the game each and every role has a job to do.
Yesterday the only players who did their job were Cech, Lampard, Ramires and Mata. Sturridge did a job by scoring, but sadly didn't inject the creativity we needed at the time.
Drogba's job was obviously to receive all long balls and hold up possession, instead he gifted it and aside from a good free kick had very little to applaud.
Mikel's job is to command from the back and distribute to the front, instead Mata had to run around like a mad man and cover incredible amounts of the pitch.
Malouda's job is to cause a threat down the left hand side, yes he did after 60 minutes but before his couple of breakthroughs caused a minimal amount of threat.
John Terry's job was to command the team and to make sure the other ten are full of the passion that he always exudes, and more importantly to be a rock. He was dodgy at times and the team was lacking in passion throughout.
Liverpool, whilst not particularly good, did their job well. They contained us and made us play to our weaknesses.
Whilst the result was disappointing, we cannot sit here and say it came as a huge shock.
After this big monologue it is worth pointing out that although the result is an issue, the fact that we aren't going to be title challengers isn't.
Last seasons' team needed wholesale change, and the efforts made in the summer were great for the future but not enough for the present, I don't think we were ever truly in a position of power.
The funny thing is that this early form in the league is a good omen for a good Champions' League run. Only Man United in England have been able to sustain the fight on all fronts, for once our forefront can be the Champions' League.
Trophies may not come now, but I think without a shadow of doubt we have the right philosophies coming into place and the right philosopher to take us there - AVB needs time and the team needs transformation.
Both come with time.
So keep that blue flag flying high for longer (and patiently!).