What is Coventry City's best eleven?
With a squad comparable in size to the army of many a small nation, it's understandable that Commander Boothroyd may not be totally sure of his best eleven.
A plethora of summer arrivals coupled with a lack of significant departures have no-doubt contributed to the proverbial "selection headache" that Boothroyd is currently faced with.
James McPake could justifiably be aggrieved at the lack of football he's played so far this season.
After what I thought was a terrific campaign for the no-nonsense Scot last year, it would appear that he's fallen out of favour under Boothroyd, who instead has put his faith in Ben Turner. If Turner continues to turn in solid displays it could be a while before he's ousted from the starting eleven.
The arrival of Stephen O'Halloran was assumed to be the answer to the problem at left-back from which we've been suffering since Danny Fox's departure. As of yet, he hasn't featured, fuelling rumours that his history of serious injuries has once again caught up with him.
At right-back, Richard Keogh seems to have earned starting berth for the foreseeable future. A quality player comfortable with the ball at his feet, he seems to be one of the few defenders who favours playing the ball out of defence rather than lumping it up field.
That said, we cannot forget the formidable Martin Cranie, who's done very little wrong in the games he's played. Contributing further to the defensive pickle is the solid start to the season from Nathan Cameron and the great deal of potential shown by Jordan Clarke.
Perhaps the most hotly contested positions in the Sky Blue starting line-up lie in the centre of midfield and in attack.
Captain Carsley will be removed from the team only by injury or a severe dip in form, effectively leaving one place in the team to be competed for by up to 5 players.
Up front we have four quality strikers, any of whom could be placed in the team to no more than a tittle of objection from the City faithful.
O'Donovan is yet to be given a proper chance and will therefore be raring to go should he be placed in the team in the near future.
He, however, will appreciate as much as anyone that the recent performances of Platt, Jutkiewicz and Eastwood present him with a metaphorical mountain to climb, the prize at the summit being a place at the heart of City's attack.
Most managers will tell you that having a lot of players to choose from is a pleasant problem to face. Following Saturday's crummy performance, Boothroyd has the luxury of being able to shuffle his deck almost completely should he feel the need.
Tonight's battle with the Swans will give us a greater insight into what Boothroyd deems to be his best eleven; whether his judgement will match that of the fans remains to be seen.