Unfortunately, man for man were much worse than last season and I'd argue with Bogle out were missing our best 4 players from last season.
You compare position for position this season vs last and unfortunately it doesn't make good reading:
Wilson > Josefzoon
Mount > Dowell
Tomori > Clarke
Bogle > Lowe (I like Lowe, but the lad can't even control the ball with his right foot, I was embarrassed to watch him try take down a cross field ball with the outside of his left)
Mason Mount is a firm start for Chelsea, and were looking straight down the mid-table line.
Less said about Josefzoon the better.
I like Clarke, but with pacey forwards were really missing a CB who can get back quick as we saw vs Stoke.
I just don't think we have the answers to the problems this season.