With the Premier League suspended indefinitely and all the pubs closed in response to the , what’s a fan to do? To help fill your quarantined hours, the Premier League is holding a FIFA 20 tournament that will feature a representative from each of its 20 teams. Putting their FIFA skills to the test will be 18 current Premier League players and a pair of super fans representing their favorite clubs. The ePL tournament started Tuesday, April 21 and runs through Saturday, April 25. Four matches are scheduled every weekday leading up to the semifinals and finals on Saturday.
A prize fund of yet-to-be-determined size from the #PlayersTogether initiative will be donated to help the UK’s National Health Service.
ePL tournament draw
The field includes 18 players and two musicians, Tom Grennan and Josh Franceschi. Grennan will take the controller for Manchester United while Franceschi will play for Arsenal.
Matches will begin at 7 a.m. ET (4 a.m. PT, 12 p.m. UK) for the first four days of the tournament. On Saturday, the semifinals will start at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT, 3 p.m. UK) with the finals directly following.
Here’s the full schedule:
Tuesday, April 21
- 1A: John McGinn (Aston Villa) vs. Neal Maupay (Brighton and Hove Albion)
- 1B: Josh Franceschi (Arsenal) vs. Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford)
- 1C: Dwight McNeil (Burnley) vs. Ryan Fredericks (West Ham)
- 1D: Philip Billing (Bournemouth) vs. Angus Gunn (Southampton)
Wednesday, April 22
- 2A: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) vs. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
- 2B: Tom Grennan (Manchester United) vs. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
- 2C: Reece James (Chelsea) vs. Andre Gomes (Everton)
- 2D: Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) vs. Christian Atsu (Newcastle United)
Thursday, April 23
- 2E: Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton) vs. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City)
- 2F: Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) vs. Lys Mousset (Sheffield United)
- 2G: Winner 1A vs. Winner 1D
- 2H: Winner 1B vs. Winner 1C
Friday, April 24
- QF1: Winner 2B vs. Winner 2D
- QF2: Winner 2C vs. Winner 2A
- QF3: Winner 2E vs. Winner 2F
- QF4: Winner 2G vs. Winner 2H
Saturday, April 25
- SF1: Winner QF1 vs. Winner QF2
- SF2: Winner QF3 vs. Winner QF4
- Final: Winner SF1 vs. Winner SF2
How to watch the ePL tournament
All matches will be streamed live on the Premier League website and its YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages. Sky Sports’ YouTube and Twitch channels and the Football Daily YouTube channel will also cover the tournament.
If you can wait a day, you can watch the final three matches from Saturday on TV on Sunday. The semifinals and final will be broadcast on NBCSN on Sunday, April 26 starting at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT, 3 p.m. UK).
US residents don’t need a cable or satellite TV subscription in order to watch NBCSN or authenticate an account in order to stream the matches on the NBCSports site or app. All of the major live TV streaming services include NBCSN, and you can use a live TV streaming subscription to log in to NBC Sports live streams online.
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