The Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream will see the eight-times FA Cup holders play a semi-final against a side who have never won the trophy. It's streaming live FOR FREE on the ITV Hub (opens in new tab) — and if you're not in the U.K. right now you can tune in via a VPN (opens in new tab).
The Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream takes place today (Sunday, April 17).
► Time 4.30 p.m. BST / 11.30 a.m. ET / 8.30 a.m. PT
• U.K. — Watch FOR FREE on the ITV Hub (opens in new tab)
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN Plus
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)
Chelsea are FA Cup royalty, with the third highest number of appearances in the final, including the last two. They lost both of those, against Arsenal and Leicester, and will be desperate to pick up winners' medals this year, particularly as they've just been dumped out of the Champions League.
Boss Thomas Tuchel has a couple of selection dilemmas ahead of him. In goal, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy have both featured in past rounds, and there's little indication as to which will start on Sunday.
Up front, Kai Havertz is again joined by Timo Werner, who has scored four in his past two games. Christian Pulisic and Romelu Lukaku are both among the subs.
Crystal Palace, meanwhile, have never won the FA Cup and have only two final appearances to their name, with the most recent in 2016. The chance to take on Man City or Liverpool at Wembley in May awaits Patrick Vieira's increasingly accomplished side if they can dispatch Thomas Tuchel's inconsistent Blues.
They'll have to do so without star midfielder Conor Gallagher, though, as he's on loan from Chelsea. The club did ask for special dispensation for him to play, but Chelsea turned down the request. To make matters worse, Michael Olise is only fit enough for the bench, although defender Tyrick Mitchell has at least recovered from injury.
Here's how they line up:
Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount; Havertz, Werner
Crystal Palace: Butland; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Kouyate, McArthur, Schlupp; Eze, Mateta, Zaha
Liverpool await the winner here in the final, following their 3-2 win over Manchester City today. Which team will they face? You can find out by watching the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream — and we'll show you how to do that below.
Plus, if you're looking for more sport, we can also tell you how to watch the Premier League week 33 fixtures online wherever you are.
How to watch the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream for free in the UK
The Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream will be shown live on ITV and the ITV Hub (opens in new tab), with kick off set for 4.30 p.m. BST.
If, however, you're an a Brit with a valid TV licence who isn't in the U.K. right now, you can still watch your usual services from your home country. All you'll need is one of the best VPNs, like ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). Read on and we'll explain…
How to watch the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream wherever you are
The Chelsea vs Crystal Palace 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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to the ITV Hub or another service and watch the game.
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How to watch the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream in the US
You're going to need ESPN Plus to watch the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream — and indeed, to watch every FA Cup game this season.
ESPN Plus is ESPN's standalone streaming service and is available via the ESPN website and many of the best streaming devices.
How to watch the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream in Canada
Canadian soccer fans can watch the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream on Sportsnet Now (opens in new tab). As well as being available via most cable services, Sportsnet Now can also be streamed online, so there's no excuse not to tune in.
Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream in Australia
Those lucky Aussies can watch the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) — in fact, they can watch every FA Cup tie on the streaming service.
Paramount Plus costs AU$8.99/month or AU$89.9 a year but if you sign up now you can get a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) — meaning you could watch the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream for free.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN such as as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to watch all the action on your account, as if you were back home.