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Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream and how to watch Premier League 21/22 game online

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It’s too early in the season for any game to be a title decider, but the Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream could give us a good indication as to who will eventually lift the trophy. They face-off in one of two early games this Premier League weekend.

Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream, date, time, channels

The Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream takes place today (Saturday, September 25)
Time 12.30 p.m. BST / 7.30 a.m. ET / 4.30 a.m. PT
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport
• U.S. — Watch on NBCSN via Sling or Fubo.TV
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

It is the latest in a series of huge matches between these two big hitters, with some of the world’s best players, not to mention two of the world’s best coaches, taking each other on. Most recently, Chelsea came out victorious, winning last season’s Champions League final. Manchester City will no doubt be out for revenge.

Since then, Chelsea have continued their blistering form and remain unbeaten in the league, having swept aside Tottenham Hotspur in the second half of last week’s London derby, ultimately winning 0-3. They have one of the league’s meanest defences, conceding just one goal so far. This has been combined with the goal-scoring threat of Romelu Lukaku and the tactical nous of coach Thomas Tuchel to devastating effect.

Manchester City will, though, have no intention of giving up their Premier League title without a fight. They go into the game just three points behind Chelsea, having only managed a draw at home against Southampton in their last Premier League outing. Manager Pep Guardiola has admonished his own fans in recent times, urging them to turn up to the stadium and get behind the team. They will certainly be needing the away support in this Saturday kick off.

The blue half of Manchester is also enduring something of an injury crisis. John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan are among those who miss out, but Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker all return for the trip to Stamford Bridge. There are also starting places for Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden both start, while Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho are among the substitutes.

For Chelsea, goalkeeper Edourad Mendy returns from injury, while Reece James, N’Golo Kante and Timo Werner are all back in the starting line-up. But on the flip side, Mason Mount is injured and misses out here.

Here's how they line up:

Chelsea: Mendy, James, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Kante, Werner, Lukaku

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Ruben Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Grealish

Who will come out on top here? You can find out by watching the Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream — and we'll show you how to do that below.

And don't forget to check out our full how to watch Premier League 21/22 hub for information on all 380 games this season.

How to watch the Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream wherever you are

The Chelsea vs Manchester City 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.

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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 NBC, Peacock or another service and watch the game.

How to watch the Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and on the NBCSports.com website. The game will also be available on Universo and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo. 

To access the action, you'll need to subscribe to one of two special passes. The Matchday Pass costs $39.99 and will show 140 live matches, while the more comprehensive Premier League Pass is $64.99. This will include all 380 matches on-demand, and totally ad-free. Plus, you get highlights and analysis packages, including some from Sky Sports in the U.K.

If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, you have plenty of options, too. Our pick of these would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBCSN. Plus, right now Sling is offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10

Fubo.TV is another option. This costs $65 per month but gives you more than 117 channels, including NBCSN, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.

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

Sling TV

Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC and NBCSN. Sling is currently offering $25 dollars off the first month.

Fubo.TV

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 NBC and NBCSN. 

How to watch the Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream on DAZN

What's more, DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period, with the service then costing $20 CAD per month thereafter, or $150 CAD for the year. 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 Manchester City live stream in the UK

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BT Sport has the Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream in the U.K., one of 52 games it will be showing this season.

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, giving you a total of 160 live streams.

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 Manchester City live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch the Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Chelsea vs Manchester City 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 — plus it costs a very reasonable $14.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $139 AUD/year, but a current offer knocks that back to a bargain $99 AUD.

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 Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Chelsea vs Manchester City live stream via Spark Sport, which costs $24.99 NZD per month. Bear in mind, though, that there's currently a seven-day free trial so you can check it out for the start of the season 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.

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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