Michael Essien selected for 2018 EE Wembley Cup with YouTube stars

Michael Essien selected for this year's EE Wembley Cup with YouTube stars

Former Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has been named as part of the legends team that will take on the YouTube stars for the 2018 EE Wembley Cup.

This year's hotly anticipated event sees 1998 World Cup winners Pirès and Trezeguet Brazilian double World Cup winner, Cafu and Chelsea legend Essien go head to head to claim the top prize.

The heroes will be picked to join one of the four teams as part of the new American Football inspired Draft stage before they head to Wembley Stadium for the live final on Sunday, November 25.

EE carried out research with football fans across the United Kingdom to identify the best and worst football innovations from the past 30 years, showing how technology has transformed the beautiful game.

Three-quarters of fans agree that new technology has improved the game, with goal-line technology being the best.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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