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Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream — how to watch Carabao Cup Final online

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The Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream will see one team walk away with the first domestic silverware of the season, in the form of the Carabao Cup. And with neither side guaranteed another trophy this year, both will be determined to triumph on the famous Wembley turf.

Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream, date, time, channels

The Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream takes place today (Sunday, February 27).
Time 4.30 p.m. GMT / 11.30 a.m. ET / 8.30 a.m. PT
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports and Now
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN Plus

Of course only one side can win, and Liverpool are the deserved favorites going into the game. They're in a fine run of form at the moment, having won their last nine games in all competitions, scoring 25 and conceding just three in that time. 

However, they were hit by a late injury blow when Thiago was injured in the warm up; Naby Keita will start in his place. Up front, New boy Luis Diaz will play alongside Sadio Mané and Mo Salah, but Roberto Firmino has been ruled out through injury and Diogo Jota is only fit enough for the bench.

Klopp has decided to stick with reserve 'keeper Caoimhin Kelleher in goal ahead of Alisson, while Keita, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson make up the midfield.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel's big decision before the game was whether to give out-of-form Romelu Lukaku another chance, but instead he's among the subs, with Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic starting up front.

Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic have both recovered from injury and play, as does Edouard Mendy, who replaces Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal; Kepa had played every previous round in the competition.

One further talking point around the game concerns Russia's invasion of Ukraine; Chelsea are of course owned by Roman Abramovich, a Russian oligarch, and Abramovich yesterday announced that he was passing stewardship of the club to a charitable foundation. 

Tuchel admitted that the situation was affecting his side's build up to the final. He was quoted by the BBC as saying, ""Nobody expected this. It's pretty unreal, like I said it's clouding our minds, it's clouding our excitement towards the final.

"And it brings huge uncertainty, much more to all the people and families who are actually in the moment more involved than us.

"And our best wishes, regards and thoughts are obviously with them, which is absolutely the most important thing."

Here's how they line up:

Liverpool: Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Keita, Diaz, Salah, Mane. 

Subs: Alisson, Konate, Tsimikas, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Jota, Origi, Elliott.

Chelsea: Mendy, Chalobah, Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kante, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Havertz, Pulisic. 

Subs: Kepa, James, Sarr, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Hudson-Odoi, Lukaku, Werner.

On the field at least, the Carabao Cup Final promises to be a thrilling encounter between two of England's best sides at the home of English football. Find out how to watch the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream below. 

And if you fancy watching either team in the league this season, make sure to check out our how to watch Premier League 21/22 hub. We've also got a guide to the Ireland vs Italy live stream in the Six Nations rugby.

How to watch the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Arsenal vs Liverpool live stream on ESPN Plus, as the streaming service has shown every single game in the Carabao Cup and it's not about to change that for the final. 

The final kicks off at 11.30 a.m. ET / 8.30 a.m. PT, with coverage starting at 11 a.m. / 8 a.m. so you can take in all the build up to the big match.

ESPN Plus costs $6.99 a month, with an annual subscription working out cheaper at just $69.99 a year. If you want even more value you can get a combined bundle that includes ESPN Plus, Hulu and Disney Plus for just $13 — that's all the sports and entertainment you could need for one very low price. 

You can get access to ESPN Plus on just about every type of device possible including smartphones, tablets, laptops and video game consoles. Not to mention certain Smart TVs also offer the app. Head to our ESPN Plus hub page for full details of how to sign up and what else it offers. 

You're gonna need ESPN Plus for the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream. ESPN Plus costs a very reasonable $6.99/month or an even better $69.99 for the whole year. As well as showing the Carabao Cup Final, ESPN Plus has lots more soccer coverage including La Liga, Bundesliga, the English Championship and MLS. And of course it has many of the other big sports including NBA, NFL and PGA golf.

How to watch the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream on DAZN and enjoy the Carabao Cup Final in full online.

Sadly, DAZN no longer offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period, so you'll have to pay the $20 CAD per month fee, although you can save a little by buying annually ($150 CAD). DAZN, if you're unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform there is.

How to watch the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream in the UK

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Sky Sports has the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £25/month to add those channels.

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.

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99 or month-long access for £33.99 but Sky is currently offering a great deal here: you can sign up for six months of access for just £25/month right now. Now Sports is available on virtually every streaming device out there and is a great option if you don't already have Sky. 

How to watch the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream on beIN Sports, which has the rights to the entire Carabao Cup tournament this season. 

You might already have beIN as part of your cable package, but if not you can sign up for a standalone subscription which will cost you $19 per month, or $179 annually. 

Alternatively, sports streaming service Kayo Sports offers beIN as part of its package, and there's even a 14-day trial option so you can watch the Chelsea vs Liverpool game for free. 

After the trial period, a basic Kayo Sports plan costs $25 a month. At the lowest tier, you can stream on two screens. Upgrade to a premium plan and you can simultaneously watch on up to three devices. 

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

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Kiwis can access the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream via beIN Sports. Sky subscribers can add beIN to their television package for an additional $31 per month. 

Carabao Cup: The route to the final

Chelsea and Liverpool have both had to fight through some tricky matches to reach the final. Here's the path they each took.

Chelsea

Third Round: Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa (Chelsea won 4-3 on penalties)

Fourth round: Chelsea 1-1 Southampton (Chelsea won 4-3 on penalties

Quarter-final: Brentford 0-2 Chelsea

Semi-final first leg: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham

Semi-final second leg: Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea

Liverpool

Third round: Norwich City 0-3 Liverpool

Fourth round: Preston North End 0-2 Liverpool

Quarter-final: Liverpool 3-3 Leicester City (Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties)

Semi-final first leg: Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal

Semi-final second leg: Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool

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