The Premier League’s biggest names will be putting their FIFA 20 skills to the test – to raise money for the NHS.
Last week top-flight stars announced their PlayersTogether initiative, a collective way of generating funds for the National Health Service and distributing them where they are needed most during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
And players have come together again, this time to represent their clubs in the inaugural ePremier League Invitational tournament.
Among the players competing in the tournament are Trent Alexander-Arnold ( Liverpool ), Todd Cantwell (Norwich City), Ryan Fredericks ( West Ham United), Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Raheem Sterling ( Manchester City ) and Wilfried Zaha ( Crystal Palace ).
They’ll all be fighting it out for a place in the final, which will feature in a live show on Sky Sports on Saturday April 25.
The prize fund is being donated to the PlayersTogether initiative.
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “The thoughts of everyone at the Premier League are with all those directly affected by COVID-19.
“In response to the pandemic, the League, our clubs and players are providing valuable support for communities and the NHS.
“We are also aware of the importance of finding new ways to entertain fans at this time and we are excited to bring together a strong line-up of players for the ePremier League Invitational tournament.
“With Sky Sports screening the competition live in the UK and many of our international broadcast partners also showing the matches, fans around the world can tune in and enjoy the action.
“We know how popular FIFA 20 is with players and I am looking forward to seeing who will be crowned the ePL Invitational champion.”
Fans can watch all the action throughout the week on the Premier League website, app, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels; Sky Sports YouTube and Twitch channels as well on the Football Daily YouTube channel.
For more information visit www.premierleague.com/epl-invitational