Turning up at Goodison Park, to play Everton having not won a game all season and after spending an absolute fortune in the summer, left several questions needing answering.
One such question related to the composition of what many have perceived to be a static midfield.
On Sunday, against Everton, Manuel Pellegrini was forced to shuffle his pack after Jack Wilshere picked up an ankle injury that, subsequently, will keep him on the sidelines for the next six months.
Pellegrini opted to use a midfield three, selecting Declan Rice as the holding midfielder with Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang playing ahead of him.
It worked a treat.
For the first time this season, the Hammers midfield looked comfortable, there were no opposition players surging through and nobody looking as if they were running in sand when trying to catch up with any marauding opposition players.
But, what struck me was the fact despite spending all that cash, the solution was found amongst the players we already had in our squad.
It’s a strange old game this sport we love.