Only two players have registered league assists so far this term – Ryan Tunnicliffe (3) and Marcus Harness (1).
And that’s clearly not enough if the 15th-placed Blues are to be considered promotion contenders.
Danny Cowley’s side, though, aren’t the only ones struggling for creativity.
Fellow so-called big-hitters Sheffield Wednesday, Ipswich and Charlton are also struggling to make things tick on the creation front.
But how do Pompey compare directly with their rivals and where would they sit if a league table was drawn up for key passes/creativity?
Well, with the help of WhoScored.com, we can find out.
They have a sophisticated algorithm which is able to rank each team in League One on their average key passes per game, which reflects how efficient each team is in front of goal and creating chances.
Click through to see who ranks above and below the Blues in the full table: