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Lescott ready to embark on ePL challenge

10 Dec 2019
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Two-time Premier League winner is vying to qualify as Man City's representative for this season's competition

Qualifying for the 2019/20 ePremier League has begun and if you are one of the FIFA 20 players aiming to be Manchester City's representative, your opponent might just be a two-time Premier League champion.

Joleon Lescott played for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton and City in a glittering Premier League career. Now, he is hoping to shine on the virtual pitch in the ePremier League.

'Daunting task'

"I know it's going to be a daunting task," he says. "A lot of these guys are professionals and take it a lot more seriously than I do.

"I'm eager to compete with them and see how good I am. In my mind I'm very good but in reality I'm unsure.

"To win an ePL title would be special. I'd hold it in high regard due to the fact that it's against professional players who dedicate more time than me."

Lescott was a keen FIFA gamer during his time as a professional footballer and says he enjoyed pitting his wits against other players.

Strong pedigree

"Without a doubt I was the best," he says. "Before it was as big as it is now, we used to do competitions within EA for professional footballers and I won FIFA 12, 13 and 14. I've got the trophies to vouch for that.

"The best opponent FIFA player? Jordan Stewart is a good one - ex-Leicester and Watford. He's a close friend. Victor Anichebe is a good player as well.

"For pro FIFA players, they aren't just playing for a hobby, they're playing for a career. It's a lot of time to dedicate to the game.

"I wouldn't know if any current Premier League players are good enough to compete. I don't even know if I am good enough!"

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Also in this series

Part 1: Lescott takes on Blossoms at FIFA 20
Part 3: Lescott's top tips for ePL success

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