Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream: How to watch Premier League game online and on TV, team news

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Sunday's early kick-off sees two of the Premier League's misfiring sides go head-to-head on the south coast of England with the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream promising an enthralling encounter — and it's easy to watch from anywhere using a VPN.

Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream, Date, Time, Channels

The Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream takes place (Sunday) Sep. 17.
Time: Time: 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. BST / 11 p.m. AEST
• U.S. — Watch on USA Network via Sling TV
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Bournemouth are yet to win a Premier League game this season, but they came incredibly close last time out away at Brentford. The sides went in level at half-time before David Brooks' 77th-minute tap-in had the traveling fans getting ready to celebrate – but Bryan Mbeumo had other ideas. The Brentford forward struck in stoppage time to ensure the points were shared instead, so the Cherries will be hoping they can go one better when they host Chelsea today.

Andoni Iraola has made three changes for this game, with Dango Ouattara, Marcus Tavernier and Lloyd Kelly in for Antoine Semenyo, Justin Kluivert and Marcos Senesi, who all drop the bench.

The Blues' lacklustre start to the season continued as they were beaten at home by Nottm Forest in their last game before the international break. It's a result that leaves the Premier League's big spenders with just one win in four games – a start that no doubt puts new manager Mauricio Pochettino under quite some pressure.

There are two changes to the Chelsea XI that started against Forest, with Lesley Ugochukwu and Mykhailo Mudryk in for Moises Caicedo and Ben Chilwell, suggesting that Levi Colwill will play at left-back. Conor Gallagher captains the side. 

Can Poch get his players living up to their price tags? Here are all the details of how to watch a Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream today. And if you want to watch any other games this weekend or across the season, our general guide to watch Premier League live streams is the place to go.

How to watch the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream wherever you are

As you'll read below, the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual streaming service?

The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long-term.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to the NBC website, Sling TV or another service and watch the game.

How to watch the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream in the U.S.

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream on USA Network and on the NBC Sports website with a valid login. The USA Network is available with most cable TV packages.

Not got cable? For cord-cutters, one option is Sling TV. The Sling Blue package starts at $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including USA.  

Or you could go for Fubo. Its Pro Plan costs $75 per month but gives you 121 channels, including USA, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy. USA is also in YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV and DirecTV Stream.

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Sling TV

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How to watch the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream in the U.K.

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Sky Sports has the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £20/month to add those channels. The game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League stations.

Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.

Sky Glass is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar, and without the need for a dish. Prices start at £14/month for the TV, plus a Sky sub on top of that. 

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider Sports Membership from the Now streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.98 or month-long access for £34.99. And right now there's a special offer where if you commit to a year, you pay the equivalent of £26 a month.

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.

How to watch the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream on Fubo, the home of Premier League soccer in Canada.

The Essentials plan gets you all Premier League matches, as well as games in Ligue 1, Serie A and the Coppa Italia plus 29 channels including BeINSports and MLB Network. It costs CAN$24.99 per month, but you can save up to 26% by purchasing an annual plan.

The Premium plan, priced at $39.99 per month, includes Premier League matches in 4K, as well as 20 entertainment channels.

Canadians stuck abroad who still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.

How to watch the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream on Optus Sport, which has the rights to all 380 Premier League games this season. Optus can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV and costs $24.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $199 AUD/year.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account, as if you were back home.

How to watch the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Bournemouth vs Chelsea live stream via Sky Sport. This costs $60.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $24.99/week / $44.99/month or $449.99/year.

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.

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