Everything you need to know as the Antonio Conte era begins at Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham are set for a new dawn under former Premier League winner Antonio Conte.

The Antonio Conte era is set to begin at Tottenham this evening with Spurs taking on Dutch side Vitesse in the Europa Conference League.

But tonight, he faces a challenge to instil a winning mentality and rebuild a Tottenham side that has struggled since the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino in 2019.

The Eredivisie side won the reverse fixture thanks to a Maximilian Wittek strike and even though most of the players who will be on the pitch tonight were left at home by Nuno Espirito Santo, you’d expect Antonio Conte to go with his strongest side for this one tonight.

Heung-Min Son and Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur celebrate (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

He said: “He’s the kind of manager to help all the club improve, his CV talks for itself, this week is really important for the club.

“He’s going to give a proper structure to the team as players we need to demand more from each other.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to work under one of the greatest manager of the last few years.

“Now is not a time for words. It’s time to work.”

Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the UEFA Europa Conference League (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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Spurs are likely to be without Bryan Gil (hamstring) but the likes of Sergio Reguilon, Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli will all hope to start.

Million Manhoef is absent for Vitesse.

However, left-midfielder Maximilian Wittek could play for the first time since scoring against Spurs in the reverse fixture in Group G.

Possible Tottenham Hotspur line-up

Gollini; Tanganga, Romero, Rodon; Doherty, Alli, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Reguilon; Kane, Lucas

Formation: 3-5-2

Possible Vitesse line-line up

Schubert; Doekhi, Rasmussen, Bazoer; Dasa, Bero, Tronstad, Gboho; Frederiksen, Openda; Darfalou

Formation: 4-3-3


Vitesse’s 1-0 win over Tottenham on October 21 was the very first meeting between these two clubs.

Where to watch Tottenham vs Vitesse

TV channel: Thursday’s game will be broadcast live on BT Sport ESPN, with coverage beginning at 7.30pm.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.