Everton's new formation is still a point of debate among supporters, two matches after being introduced.
The Blues switched to a three-at-the-back style for the visit to Fulham last month and managed to come away with a 3-2 win despite a nervy second half display.
The same style, with different personnel, was preferred by Carlo Ancelotti again for last weekend's match against Leeds - but this time the visitors were able to secure a 1-0 victory.
So, is the current system getting the best out of Everton's players?
That was the debate on our latest Royal Blue podcast with host Adam Jones asking Dave Prentice, Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland for their thoughts on the formation.
In particular, the panel had some interesting thoughts on how the system has affected James Rodriguez - and how Everton can help him re-find his best form.
Listen to the latest episode of the Royal Blue podcast in full HERE
Adam: So this is now two games that Everton have played with their new 3-4-3 system, and probably only 45 minutes where they've actually looked quite good playing in that formation.
Would you stick with it going forward or would you try and switch it as soon as possible?
Dave: No, definitely not.
We saw some very, very good football going forward against Fulham in the opening 45 minutes, but defensively we looked very open. We didn't resolve our defensive issues at all.
On Saturday it was far from convincing as well. I just don't see what it gives us.
If you've got Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman in those wide positions, flying forward and creating things, then maybe you persevere with it. But I just don't see what we get from it at the moment.
I think that he is over-thinking the issue at the minute, Carlo, he's over-complicating it a little. 4-3-3 was successful at the start of the season, obviously some personnel from that have been taken out, but personally I would prefer to see us go back to that and find other options to play in the roles of players who are missing.
From what I've seen of the brief evidence so far, the new system hasn't worked and I don't see any potential for it to improve going forward.
Adam: One of the biggest things in my opinion about the 3-4-3 at the minute is the position of James Rodriguez.
Especially against Leeds, we were seeing him much more on the periphery of the action and I think that really did affect how well Everton went forward.
Do you think he fits naturally in this new system or would it be better switching back to a 4-3-3 to get the best out of James?
Chris: It's the million dollar question with James at the moment.
To be fair, he was playing really effectively in the 4-3-3 up until that point in the derby when Virgil van Dijk went through him early. He was struggling after then and he never really got it back.
Obviously it's been mentioned that maybe opposition have maybe found him and Everton out to a certain extent after those carefree early games of the season, with sides thinking if they play Rodriguez in a certain way they can nullify Everton's attack.
But I'm not too sure that's the case. I think it's more that he got hurt in that game, he's half fit and he just needs to get his mojo back in many ways. I suppose Carlo Ancelotti is the manager to do that.
I don't know if the change of formation is good for Everton full stop as Dave said, I've never really liked the three centre backs. In the past it's tended to be a 5-3-2 rather than a 3-4-3, but I just don't think particularly in England footballers are natural in that position.
I think, going forward, James Rodriguez's particular role can reprise that early season form, it's just about how Carlo teases that out of him at the moment.
Adam: What's your thoughts on James, Gav, in this system?
Gav: Essentially the same as the lads really, if we were playing 4-3-3 would he be used in a similar role?
I just think it's down to the fact teams have got countermeasures now to play against us. It was worse on Saturday because you knew, with a problem on the left side of the pitch, on the right hand side we'd see more of the ball.
Regarding three-at-the-back, if you're playing that then you've got to be a more mature defensive team. All the three centre halves need to know each other's games inside out.
I know Wolves have slightly changed it now, but they've played that system for years with the same three or four players, and it becomes a well-developed system.
With us we're chopping and changing the defence every week. To try and bring a three-man defensive wall in that environment isn't great. We saw that on Saturday.
I also think that their goal came from that to be honest. In terms of the coordination between the back three and the defensive midfielder it all has to be well developed.
We're not like that at all in terms of our maturity as a defensive unit at the moment. We're all over the place to a degree.
Going back to 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 instead of 3-4-3 from what I've seen so far would be better.
Dave: I saw stats stats this morning about James Rodriguez which were quite stark.
In his first five games this season he made 249 passes, creating 15 chances - three of those were assists and he scored three goals.
In the four games since he's made 169 passes, created eight chances which is around half as many, registered no assists and no goals.
Now, ok, that coincides with that buffeting he got from Virgil van Dijk and going away on international duty as well and having to play games after long flights back. So there are contributory factors.
But it is a fairly stark contrast to what he was doing at the start of the season. Taking all that into account, I think a lot of that is down to the fact other teams have spotted how influential he was and they are nullifying the space he can play in.
We need to find a way of overcoming that as a matter of urgency really. With Lucas Digne being taken out of the equation on the other flank, Rodriguez becomes even more important in our creativity.
Quite how you do that...I certainly don't think it will be through 3-4-3. Personally I would go back to four-at-the-back, try and persevere and see if you can play through this little spell.
There were flashes at the weekend, that was a wonderful goal he scored which unfortunately was ruled out. So there are flashes, but what do they say, form is temporary class is permanent?
But there is a problem there clearly at the moment and we need to do something to try and rectify it.