The Toon will surely come out the blocks flying but will Spurs have too much quality?
Tottenham will once again be pennywise and pound foolish, and it could derail all of the great momentum they've built as they head into their new stadium. That inevitably will change, but where they stand right now, their squad is thinner than past year without any incoming improvements on the immediate horizon.
"I'm sure that will happen and we'll add some players before the end of the transfer window".
And Pochettino admits he must plug the gap by bringing in new faces or rethinking his line-up.
This, however, is not enough for the former Real Madrid boss Bentiez who has stated he is "not happy" with transfer dealings at Newcastle.
Pochettino now hints the club could have another last minute deal in mind.
"My ambition is to do well in every single game to get three points and see where we are in the table". An attacking three of Kane, Eriksen and Alli is arguably the best in the Premier League when playing in a 3-4-2-1. Subsequently reporting back on time for pre-season with the North Londoners for the first time in two seasons. There is merit in suggested Chelsea's small squad of last season needs new recruits to cope with the additional European fixtures; while if you have have a squad packed with 30-somethings, no matter how talented, it's probably time to start your churn.
Tottenham Hotspur have been the most consistent team in the Premier League over the last two seasons.
Striker Dwight Gayle is fit after his own hamstring injury and Benitez otherwise has only a series of minor knocks to contend with, including to several of his summer recruits such as Florian Lejeune, Javier Manquillo, Mikel Merino, Christian Atsu and Jacob Murphy.
Tottenham will hope to have Son fit with no new reinforcements now signed up for the new season.
Injuries. Tottenham's first choice team is incredible, they have the best back four in the league returning (minus Walker), and they should be able to hang with any team in the league. But that doesn't change the fact that Spurs haven't bought any players - whether they be big-name ones or bargain buys to bolster the first-team squad - so far.
Argentine playmaker Erik Lamela has been out since October 2016 with a hip injury, and while he rejoined training in July he is not expected to be available for selection until October or November at the earliest.