With both the regular Premier League football season on hiatus and the FIFA 20 version also taking a long break due to COVID-19, the powers that be have put together the ePremier League Invitational - to keep us entertained and raise money for a great cause.
The tournament will see players from each of the 20 Premier League clubs compete in a knockout format to crown the ePremier League Invitational champion - hey it might not be football - but itâ€™s the closest we are going to get.
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Premier League stars will be putting their #FIFA20 skills to the test in the inaugural ePremier League Invitational tournament, with the semi-finals and final live on Sky Sports ðŸ‘‡
Players will be playing from home, and so far some of the Premier Leagueâ€™s biggest stars have confirmed their attendance including Crystal Palaceâ€™s Wilfried Zaha, Man Cityâ€™s Raheem Sterling and Liverpool FCâ€™s Trent Alexander-Arnold. The prize fund is set to be donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, which goes towards funding the National Health Service.
It will all kick-off with a draw on Monday 20th April with matches starting at 12 pm GMT on Tuesday. The tournament will run throughout the week with the semi-finals and final being televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League at 3 pm on Saturday 25 April.
For the full schedule and how you can catch all the action have a look below.
(Credit: English Premier League)
Each of the 20 Premier League teams will have a representative from their squads.
- Liverpool: Trent Alexander-Arnold
- Manchester City: Raheem Sterling
- Aston Villa: John McGinn
- Sheffield United: Lys Mousset
- Wolverhampton Wanderers: Diogo Jota
- Tottenham Hotspur: Momo Sissoko
- Monday 20 April: Draw for the ePL Invitational
- Tuesday 21 April 12:00-16:00 BST: Round 1
- Wednesday 22 April 12:00-16:00 BST: Round 2
- Thursday 23 April 12:00-16:00 BST: Round 2 continued
- Friday 24 April 12:00-16:00 BST: Quarter-finals
- Saturday 25 April 15:00 BST: Semi-finals; final
The competition will be played in a knockout format with four games a day starting from Tuesday.
ePremier League Invitational - How-To Watch
Theyâ€™re are a number of options for fans to catch the ePremier League, with all the action being streamed live on the Premier Leagueâ€™s official YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels.
It is also going out live on Sky Sportsâ€™ YouTube and Twitch channels, with the latter being embedded below.
The semi-finals and final will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 3 pm on Saturday 25th April.