The Antonio Conte era gets underway on Thursday evening when Tottenham continue their Conference League campaign against Vitesse.
The Italian boss has no fresh injury worries ahead of the game, but we think that Conte will go against Nuno Espirito Santo’s recent strategy in this competition and pick his best team.
Tottenham are looking for a confidence-boosting victory after three defeats in their last four games in all competitions, and whilst we don’t yet know whether the new Spurs manager will start with a back three, it’s likely to be a strong XI.
If Conte does go with a back three, Davinson Sanchez could return and partner Eric Dier and Cristian Romero, with Emerson Royal and Sergio Reguilon likely to be the full-backs.
Moving forward, Tanguy Ndombele should return and partner Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in a midfield three, supporting Heung Min Son and Harry Kane up front, which means Oliver Skipp will drop out.
Here’s our predicted XI to face Vitesse – what’s yours? Let us know in the comments section below.
XI: Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Romero, Royal, Lo Celso, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Reguilon, Son, Kane.