Watford, Newcastle and Leicester will be the last three games that we will play as home fixtures at Wembley with the club not taking up their option of a second season at the national stadium.
That had been expected of course with the new ground nearing completion, but there had been some concerns that development deadlines had slipped, and that an extension may be required to stay a bit longer at our temporary home.
With that not being the case, it shows the club are confident of the move going off without a hitch, although it seems like preparations are being put in place for the team to play the first four games away from home.
It will be a challenge in itself moving to a new stadium, but if we do indeed have to start the first month of the Premier League season on the road, it could truly be a baptism of fire for Poch and the players.
We have been very decent away from home this campaign, with ten wins, four draws and four defeats, but like with all fixture lists, we could be unlucky with the games that we start with.
We could have two of the top six at home in the first four games that have to be flipped. Of course, that would be very unlikely, but if it did happen, you can imagine a situation where we head into the first game at our new home having not had the perfect start.
As I have said before, a bedding-in period is inevitable with the new ground. The acoustics will be different to White Hart Lane and Wembley for one thing. The pitch and the atmosphere will take some getting used to for the players as well so there are some difficult challenges ahead.
The above is a worst-case scenario for sure, but I think we have to at least be aware of the difficulties that could face this team in August. Disruption is never a great thing when you want to make a good start and the stadium move will inevitably be disruptive to some degree.
To what extent it will trouble on-pitch results, we can’t predict, but the character of the team may well be tested much earlier than expected next season.