West Ham United to face Burnley in ePL Invitational First Round

Ryan Fredericks of West Ham United

Ryan Fredericks of West Ham United has been drawn against Dwight McNeil of Burnley in the First Round of the ePremier League Invitational.

The match will take place at 2.30pm on Tuesday afternoon, with the winners going through to face either Arsenal or Watford at 3pm on Thursday in the last 16.

The draw, made on Monday morning by Jamie Redknapp and his son on Sky Sports’ The Football Show, paired each Premier League club’s representative – including the likes of Raheem Sterling with Wilfried Zaha, and Reece James with Andre Gomes – in a straight knock-out competition.

With West Ham being drawn in the first round of the competition, they are one of eight teams to face an extra step in their potentially prosperous path to ePremier League glory.

Matches on EA SPORTS FIFA 20 will feature 18 minutes of playtime, with both sides utilising 85-rated squads, and extra-time and penalties employed to settle those which end in a draw.

The tournament final will feature in a live show on Sky Sports on Saturday 25 April, with the prize fund being donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, which was created by Premier League players as a collective way of generating funds for the National Health Service and distributing them where they are needed most.

The opening rounds of the competition will feature four matches being played each day between midday and 4pm from Tuesday 21 April to Friday 24 April. 

The semi-finals and final will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League at 3pm on Saturday 25 April.

To watch our matches and follow how Fredericks gets on, and for all the latest West Ham United eSports updates, follow @WestHamEsports on Twitter and Instagram.

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