Eight games into the 2019/20 Premier League campaign and three of the league's 'top six' are struggling to make an impact.
Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City have yet to meet expectations, while Liverpool top the table as they haven't dropped a single point so far.
Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have been brought into the spotlight, for various reasons.
With Manchester City already trailing Liverpool by eight points, the Catalan coach hasn't managed to solve the problems his team face in defence.
Although the Sky Blues have had some impressive victories and much more in the title race than the other two crisis teams, their recent home defeat against Wolves unveiled their back line issues.
Tottenham, meanwhile, haven't managed to recover their form after their 2-2 away draw at Olympiacos in the Champions League.
A 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich followed and they also lost 3-0 in their last Premier League game against Brighton.
Tottenham are currently sitting in ninth as they have only won three league games, while they were eliminated from the Carabao Cup by the fourth English tier side Colchester United.
As for Manchester United, David de Gea has described his team's season as unacceptable and the nine points they have gathered after eight games attest to his statement.
The Red Devils are just two points above the drop zone after losing 1-0 to Newcastle on Sunday.
They have only celebrated victories against Chelsea and Leicester City, having suffered three defeats and having drawn three times so far.