Real Madrid are in form and have some of the best soccer players currently playing the game. Meanwhile, Chelsea are at a historic low and two goals down, and yet…in the Champions League, anything is possible — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.
The Chelsea vs Real Madrid live stream takes place today (Tuesday, April 18).
► Time: 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT / 7 a.m. AEDT (April 19)
• U.S. — Watch on Paramount Plus
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free
Chelsea are yet to record a win in Frank Lampard’s second spell as manager. After losing the first leg of this quarter-final by two goals, this deciding tie would be a great time for his side to burst into life. Real Madrid will be desperate to stop that from happening and have the players to take the game to their opponents.
Chelsea are in the bottom half of the Premier League on a terrible run of form, but still have a chance to lift Europe’s biggest trophy. Admittedly it will take something special to beat record winners Real Madrid but there couldn't be a better time for big-money signings like Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk to step up. The London club turned around a first-leg defeat with a spirited win at home to Dortmund in the last round but this will be an even tougher task. Defender Kalidou Koulibaly will miss out through injury and Ben Chilwell is suspended but Kai Havertz and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are fit to be selected.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid continued to weave their spell over English opposition with a comfortable victory in the first leg. Karim Benzema and Marcos Asensio’s goals give them a commanding advantage but the players will know that the job is not done yet. Real Madrid lost 2-0 on their last trip to Stamford Bridge, a scoreline which if repeated will see the game go to extra time and potentially penalties. Ferland Mendy is the only absentee in what is otherwise a full-strength Madrid team, excellent timing since Real Madrid will also play in the Copa Del Rey final in May. This Madrid side is not infallible however, they have all but conceded the La Liga title to rivals Barcelona and while the side's aging midfield has performed well so far this season, it is surely on a ticking clock.
With a place in the final four of Europe’s elite competition on the line, nothing will be held back in the Chelsea vs Real Madrid live stream, creating what will be a must-watch match.
Plus, make sure you don’t miss a moment of this year’s tournament by checking out our full Champions League live streams hub. This comprehensive guide has all the information you need to watch every single game as we rapidly approach the final in Istanbul on June 10.
How to watch the Chelsea vs Real Madrid live stream wherever you are
The Chelsea vs Real Madrid 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.
How to watch the Chelsea vs Real Madrid live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Chelsea vs Real Madrid live stream on Paramount Plus. If you're not already subscribed use code PICARD to get a 30-day free trial. This deal runs until April 30.
Alternatively, If you're a cord cutter, Fubo.TV is another option as the game is also set to be broadcast on TUDN. The Pro Plan costs $75 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 Real Madrid 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 Real Madrid live stream in the UK
BT Sport has the Chelsea vs Real Madrid live stream in the U.K., and you can watch it on BT Sport HD. 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 (£29), 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 Real Madrid live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Chelsea vs Real Madrid live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Chelsea vs Real Madrid 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 pretty much every single streaming platform you can think of.
Canadians stuck abroad that 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 Chelsea vs Real Madrid live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Chelsea vs Real Madrid live stream on Stan. The streaming service offers a 30-day free trial, after which subscriptions start at $10 AUD. To watch Champions League live streams 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 Real Madrid live stream in New Zealand
New Zealanders can watch the Chelsea vs Real Madrid 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.