Maurizio Sarri will have been hoping the Europa League could hand his side a reprieve from their league woes.
A comfortable 3-0 will have built confidence, definitely, but it is unlikely to have convinced anyone that Sarri ball in the way forward.
Chelsea toiled for the majority of the first half, struggling to get out of their own half with Uwe Rosler’s side happy to sit deep and allow their hosts to pass sideways.
That left the home side toothless up front and the crowd frustrated. They do no want sideways football, but there is little sign of anything else being served up by Sarri.