Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream: How to watch Champions League match online, lineups

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Today's Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream will see the Group E table toppers travel to West London — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

Chelsea vs AC Milan channel, start time

The Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream is today, (Wednesday, October 4).
► Time: 8 p.m. BST /  3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on Paramount Plus
U.K. — Watch on BT Sport
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Chelsea are still looking for their first Champions League win of the season at the third time of asking as they welcome AC Milan to Stamford Bridge. The Blues currently sit in last place after suffering defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia before a stalemate against RB Salzburg in Graham Potter’s first game in charge. If Chelsea are to progress from Group E, they need to start picking up points before a larger gap opens. 

Meanwhile, AC Milan are currently sitting at the top of the table after earning a win and draw in their Champions League group games to date. The Italian side have only lost once this season, and sit in 5th in the Serie A table after a respectable start to the season. But a growing injury crisis is giving manager Stefano Pioli trouble, and the Rossoneri could have up to nine players out of the game against Chelsea. 

The group positions might suggest that AC Milan are the favorite, but between a depleted squad and the fact the side haven’t won a Champions League match at an English ground since beating Man Utd in February 2005, AC Milan could be forced to settle for a point. Chelsea will almost certainly push for all three. 

The only way to find out how this one plays out is by watching a Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream and we’ll show you how to do so below. Plus, don't forget to also check out our full Champions League live streams hub for fixtures, tables and lots more.

The lineups for today's fixture are as follows:

Chelsea (Formation 3-4-3): 1 Arrizabalaga, 33 Fofana, 6 Thiago Silva, 26 Koulibaly, 24 James, 12 Loftus-Cheek, 8 Kovacic, 21 Chilwell, 19 Mount, 9 Aubameyang, 17 Sterling

AC Milan (Formation 4-2-3-1): 1 Tatarusanu, 21 Dest, 20 Kalulu, 23 Tomori, 5 Ballo-Touré, 4 Bennacer, 8 Tonali, 33 Krunic, 90 De Ketelaere, 17 da Conceição Leão, 9 Giroud

How to watch the Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream wherever you are

The Chelsea vs AC Milan 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 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.


Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

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 Paramount Plus or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch the Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream on Paramount Plus. Kick off is at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT.

If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, Fubo.TV is another option. The Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including CBS local channels, TUDN and UniMás, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.

If you're a subscriber but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

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If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including TUDN. 

How to watch the Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream in the UK

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BT Sport has the Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream in the U.K., and you can watch it on BT Sport 4. The game kicks off at 8 p.m. BST. 

Prices differ hugely depending on whether you already have BT TV and a BT broadband subscription. If you have both, you can add the Sports package for £15/month plus a £20 upfront fee, or go for the £40/month Big Sports package which also includes all of the Sky Sports channels.

Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a fixed time and doesn't require a lengthy subscription.

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

How to watch the Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream on DAZN

Sadly, DAZN no longer offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period, so you'll have to pay the $24.99 CAD per month fee, although you can save a little by buying annually ($199 CAD). DAZN, if you're unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform there is.

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

How to watch the Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream on Stan. The streaming service offers a 30-day free trial, after which subscriptions start at $10 AUD. To watch the Champions League 21/22 you'll also need to pay $10 for the Sports add-on — but this also includes a 7-day free trial

Stan users stuck abroad can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to still access the service they already pay for.

How to watch the Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream in New Zealand

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New Zealanders can watch the Chelsea vs AC Milan live stream on Spark Sport. This costs $24.99 NZD per month, but there's currently a 7-day FREE trial so you can check it out and see how you like it.

Spark is available via web browsers plus loads of streaming devices including Chromecast and Apple TV, so there's no shortage of ways to watch it. And as well as the EPL action you also get cricket, NBA basketball, F1 racing and more.

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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Rory Mellon
Entertainment Editor (UK)

Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.