Tottenham Hotspur left it late on transfer deadline day. The arrivals of two summer signings in goalkeeper Pau Lopez and winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou had been in the offing for throughout the month of August, but it was only on the final day of the window were their moves finally confirmed.
It didn't stop there, with Moussa Sissoko's late arrival from Newcastle United seeing what looked like a relatively quiet window for Mauricio Pochettino's side end with a bang.
Saturday's trip to Stoke City could give us our first glimpse of Pochettino's (and Daniel Levy's) newest recruits. IBTimes UK look at how Tottenham might line up.
GK: Hugo Lloris
RB: Kyle Walker
CB: Toby Alderweireld
CB: Jan Vertonghen
LB: Danny Rose
CM: Eric Dier
CM: Victor Wanyama
AM: Moussa Sissoko
AM: Dele Alli
AM: Christian Eriksen
ST: Harry Kane
With Hugo Lloris cleared to return in goal, a debut for on-loan Lopez will have to wait. Had the France international not been ready to return following his hamstring injury, Michel Vorm would have likely deputised ahead of the Spaniard anyway.
Nkoudou may have spent the last few weeks in London, even training with his new side before his move from Marseille was officially sanctioned, but the France Under-21 international is unlikely to be thrown straight in at the deep end away to Stoke. The 21-year-old provides a real alternative for Pochettino compared to the starting trio of Erik Lamela, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, with his blistering pace a fine option to have should things not go his way. A role off the bench seems the more likely option.
Speaking to the press on Thursday, Pochettino was wary of confirming whether Moussa Sissoko would feature in his plans but did admit the 27-year-old was in "good condition." The Argentine is still without Mousa Dembele, who has one more game of his six-match suspension to serve and Spurs have missed his driving presence in midfield. Sissoko could be an option to slot in alongside Eric Dier in midfield, but a role further up the pitch could beckon. Erik Lamela has played every minute of the new season so far but a mid-week excursion to Venezuela, where he played 67 minutes for Argentina in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, could see him handed extra time to recover.
Son Heung-min skipped South Korea's 2018 qualifier with Syria on Tuesday with hope it will help kick-start his season but Sissoko will be hopeful of getting the nod ahead of him – should Lamela drop to the bench.