Tottenham return to the Champions League with a home clash against French giants Marseille.
Spurs' last appearance in Europe's premier club competition saw them eliminated at the hands of RB Leipzig, just days before the continent went into lockdown.
Marseille, meanwhile, are excited to be back after their last appearance in the European Cup came behind closed doors during the pandemic - their manager for that campaign was a mutual coach in Andre Villas-Boas.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of this one.
Where are Tottenham vs Marseille playing?
- Location: London, England
- Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- Date: Wednesday 7 September
- Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST / 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST
- VAR: Bastian Dankert (GER)
- Referee: Slavko Vincic (SVN)
Where can you watch Tottenham vs Marseille on TV in UK, US, Canada?
- UK: BT Sport 3, BT Sport Ultimate
- USA: Paramount+
- Canada: DAZN
Where can you watch Tottenham vs Marseille highlights in UK, US, Canada?
- UK: BT Sport YouTube channel
- USA: CBS Sports Golazo YouTube channel
- Canada: DAZN Canada YouTube channel
Tottenham vs Marseille H2H Results
- Tottenham: 0 Wins
- Marseille: 0 Wins
- Draws: 0
This will be the first competitive meeting between Tottenham and Marseille.
Current Form (Last Five Games)
- Tottenham: DWWDW
- Marseille: DWWWW
Tottenham team news
Antonio Conte is expected to bring the likes of Ben Davies, Ivan Perisic and Dejan Kulusevski back into the starting lineup after they were rested against Fulham.
Bryan Gil could return from a knock, while Lucas Moura is the only player to have been definitively ruled out by Conte.
Tottenham Starting 11 (3-4-3): Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
Bench: Forster, Doherty, Spence, Lenglet, Tanganga, Sanchez, Sessegnon, Skipp, Sarr, Bissouma, Richarlison, Gil
Marseille team news
Igor Tudor, who Conte described as 'a friend' and 'good guy' in his pre-match press conference, will be without former Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez due to a suspension carried over from his time at Inter.
There will be plenty of other players available who have previously plied their trade in England , including Gunners loanee Nuno Tavares, Matteo Guendouzi, Dimitri Payet and Eric Bailly.
Former Spurs goalkeeper Pau Lopez is expected to start in goal having not played a competitive minute in his loan spell in north London back in 2016/17.
Bamba Dieng, whose deadline day exploits have been well-documented, has been left out of Marseille's reduced squad for the group stage, alongside forward Cedric Bakambu and 6'9" defender Isaak Toure.
Marseille predicted lineup vs Tottenham
Marseille Starting 11 (3-4-3): Lopez; Mbemba, Bailly, Kolasinac; Clauss, Guendouzi, Gerson, Tavares; Under, Suarez, Payet
Bench: Blanco, Ngapandouetnbu, Gonzalez, Balerdi, S. Toure, Kabore, Rongier, Veretout, Gueye, Harit, Elmaz, Ruiz
Tottenham vs Marseille score prediction
Both sides have started the season in fine form, and Spurs have looked particularly rejuvenated under Conte, with their last defeat coming in mid-April against Brighton.
However, the Italian's patchy continental record can't be ignored, particularly as these games tend to trouble him more so than the ones against Europe's real heavyweights.
Nevertheless, Tottenham are on a roll and have several players capable of changing the game if needed. They should open with a win for just the second time in the Champions League group stage.