Tottenham fans wanting to watch Antonio Conte take charge of his first Premier League game will have to use an illegal stream or make-do with the Arsenal match as Sky explain why they won’t be showing their match.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur speaks with Harry Kane of Tottenham during the UEFA Europa Conference League group G match between Tottenham Hotspur and Vitesse at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 04, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 04: Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur speaks with Harry Kane of Tottenham during the UEFA Europa Conference League group G match between Tottenham Hotspur and Vitesse at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 04, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

When Sky Sports were offered their pick of games for this round of Premier League matches, they opted for Arsenal’s home game against Watford rather than Tottenham’s game at Everton.

Now, the Everton game has taken on added significance with Antonio Conte replacing Nuno Espirito Santo earlier this week.

Still, Sky are sticking with their original selection in a bid to be ‘fair’ to clubs and match-going fans, factors that rarely come into consideration when they are moving games at other times.

Daily Mail, 6 November 2021
Daily Mail, 6 November 2021

Conte got a brief taster of what life as a Spurs manager will be like as he watched his side race into a three-goal lead against Vitesse Arnhem on Thursday night only to see his side nearly throw it away by conceding two goals and having a man sent off after 59 minutes (Vitesse had two sent off in the final 10 minutes).

Arsenal go into this weekend’s round of fixtures two points ahead of their north London rivals.

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