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 it’s the closest we are going to get.
🎮 Alexander-Arnold— Sky Sports (@SkySports) April 17, 2020
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 👇
Players will be playing from home, and so far some of the Premier League’s biggest stars have confirmed their attendance including Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, Man City’s Raheem Sterling and Liverpool FC’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
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.