After weeks of important pre-season matches and a long void between the spectacle that was Brazil 2014, we've finally got the competitive, crazy, anything goes football that we all love so much back on the schedule. And this Thursday sees Tottenham Hotspur face Cypriot side AEL Limassol in Europa League action.
With the Premier League having just kicked-off at the weekend, clubs up and down the country experienced mixed fortunes. But Spurs were one of just eight clubs who managed to get their campaign off to a winning start, picking up three points against West Ham United in a 1-0 win.
Grabbing a last-minute winner, the Lilywhites got through their opening encounter by the skin of their teeth, but the hope now is that they can push on and build on that positive start.
But there remains much work for them to do, and a few tactical problems to tweak if they're to get everything right for a top-four challenge.
Along with this, they also have the added duty of the Europa League, something that can either prove a hindrance or a help in the long-run. It remains to be seen just how it treats them.
So, let's take a look at four things we can expect to see as Mauricio Pochettino's men begin their European adventure with a trip to Cyprus.