With Championship sides back in action following the international break, Frank Lampard will be hoping his Derby County side can continue the form that has seen the Rams up to eighth in the league with 18 points, just seven off current leaders Sheffield United.
But with it being the visit of the in-form Blades to Pride Park this weekend, Lampard knows his side will need to be at their very best if they are to get anything from the match.
There is always the option of Lampard playing two up front, by pairing Martin Waghorn with Jack Marriott, but is this a gamble worth taking?
If Frank Lampard gambles, then there is a change in the system too.
The way Derby play it only allows for one main striker and even though Martyn Waghorn can play in a wider role he is less effective there.
The way to get the best out of both is to play them up top together, but they would mean compromising his style of play to shoehorn two players together.
If they can play together in the system, great! If not, I can’t see it happening.
No, just play Marriott.
Waghorn was overrated and overpriced in the summer.
I called the move a dud then and I stand by that.
Marriott, on the other hand, is a top striker who needs games and confidence.
It would be a potentially good partnership but it just doesn’t suit what Lampard is trying to do.
He likes to play three in behind a main forward and so I can’t see a duo up top any time soon.
Lampard is yet to experiment dramatically with his squad, but I certainly feel he should with Waghorn and Marriott who have yet to be partnered with each other.
Lampard should move away from a 4-3-3 formation, and to a potential 4-4-2 formation, with Waghorn and Marriott leading the line.
If they are to recapture the form shown by the pair at their previous clubs, then Derby could be a real attacking threat this season.