Live stream Manchester City vs Chelsea
Manchester City vs Chelsea live stream: match preview
Chelsea take on Manchester City for the second time in just four days on Sunday, but it is the reigning Premier League champions who play on home soil this time. Can Chelsea avenge their defeat at Stamford Bridge on Thursday and knock Pep Guardiola’s side out of the FA Cup? Make sure you know how watch a live stream of Manchester City vs Chelsea from anywhere.
Erling Haaland has scored at a barely credible pace for Manchester City this season, but Pep Guardiola’s side are still five points behind Arsenal at the sharp end of the Premier League. That shows the addition of the Nordic goalbot hasn’t made City as invincible as some had feared, but they’re still in the mix for four trophies this season. City have already dumped Chelsea out of one knockout competition this season: a 2-0 victory in the Carabao Cup in November. Can they make two this weekend?
Life under Graham Potter continues to be bumpy for Chelsea. Having won five of his first six games, the West Londoners have now won just three of their last 11. It’s a situation unaided by injury, with fullback Reece James’ continued battle for fitness a real reason is a concern, but it is their potency on the other side of the field that is the concern. With Aubameyang seemingly uninterested, Havertz not much of a striker and Broja injured, Potter must find a way for Chelsea to score more goals – and it won’t be easy at the Etihad.
Manchester City vs Chelsea kicks off at 4.30pm GMT / 11.30am EST at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Make sure you know how to watch a Manchester City vs Chelsea live stream.
Live stream Manchester City vs Chelsea
You can watch the Manchester City vs Chelsea live stream on BBC One for free. It is also available to watch online for free in HD at BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) and BBC Sports (opens in new tab).
British football fans, whether at home or abroad, can tune in to the FA Cup online for free on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport. Outside the UK at the moment? Use a VPN to watch the BBC from abroad. (opens in new tab)
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Watch the live stream of Manchester City vs Chelsea from anywhere
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Using a VPN for Manchester City vs Chelsea Live Stream
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you want to access. For Manchester City vs Chelsea in the FA Cup, you may want to choose ‘UK’ for BBC iPlayer.
3. Then go to BBC iPlayer on your browser or device and enjoy the free Manchester City vs Chelsea live stream!
Football Stream USA: Watch Manchester City vs Chelsea
In the US, ESPN+ has the TV rights to the Manchester City vs Chelsea live stream. ESPN+ is a streaming service that contains a wealth of top sports content, including MLB, NHL, MLS, Top Rank Boxing events and Grand Slam tennis and FA Cup football. You can subscribe to it on its own or as part of the Disney bundle, along with Hulu and Disney Plus.
However, remember that if you are a British citizen abroad, you can use a VPN to watch the FA Cup for free (opens in new tab) on iPlayer.
Watch the live stream of Manchester City vs Chelsea in Australia
If you’re in Australia you can watch a live stream of Manchester City vs Chelsea on Paramount Plus, as well as the rest of this season’s FA Cup games.
Are you away from your home in Oz right now? You’ll have to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access your Manchester City vs Chelsea live stream on Paramount Plus without getting geo-blocked.
Manchester City vs Chelsea live stream kickoff times
Global kick-off times Manchester City vs Chelsea, Sunday 8th January:
- UK: 4:30 in the afternoon
- Central Europe: 5:30 pm
- US (EDT/PST): 11:30 am / 8:30 am
- Australia: 3:30 am (Monday)
- New Zealand: 5:30am (Monday)
FA Cup Third Round Match Schedule – Dates and TV times
All times 3pm GMT (UK time) unless otherwise stated
Fri January 6
Manchester United v Everton – 8pm
Sat January 7
Crystal Palace v Southampton – 12:30pm
Forest Green Rovers v Birmingham City – 12:30pm
Gillingham v Leicester City – 12:30pm
Tottenham Hotspur v Portsmouth – 12:30pm
Preston North End v Huddersfield Town – 12.30pm
Reading v Watford – 12.30pm
Middlesbrough v Brighton & Hove Albion
Chesterfield v West Bromwich Albion
Boreham Wood v Accrington Stanley
AFC Bournemouth v Burnley
Fleetwood Town v Queens Park Rangers
Blackpool v Nottingham Forest
Hull City v Fulham
Millwall v Sheffield United
Shrewsbury Town v Sunderland
Ipswich Town v Rotherham United
Brentford v West Ham United – 5.30pm
Coventry City v Wrexham – 5.30pm
Grimsby Town v Burton Albion – 5.30pm
Luton Town v Wigan Athletic – 5.30pm
Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United – 6pm
Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers – 8pm
Sun January 8
Bristol City v Swansea City – 12.30pm
Derby County v Barnsley – 12.30pm
Cardiff City v Leeds United – 2pm
Hartlepool United v Stoke City – 2pm
Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers – 2pm
Stockport County v Walsall – 2pm
Aston Villa v Stevenage – 4.30pm
Manchester City v Chelsea – 4.30pm
Mon January 9
Oxford United v Arsenal – 8pm