Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream and how to watch Premier League game online, lineups

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Today's Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream sees the London clubs both in need of a win clashing for momentum — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream date, time, channels

The Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream takes place today (Saturday, October 1).
Time 3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on USA via Sling
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Chelsea’s slow start to the season saw Thomas Tuchel fired and replaced with Brighton boss Graham Potter. He has only led his new team in 1 match so far, the disappointing 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg in the Champions League. They will be hoping to make significant improvements in the weeks before the World Cup, starting on Saturday. 

Crystal Palace have also had a difficult start to the campaign, winning just one of their opening 6 games and losing 2. Patrick Viera’s side have shown themselves capable of taking on some of the top teams though, including their recent hard-fought draw with Liverpool, and they will be hoping to cause something of an upset.

Blues goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and midfielder N'Golo Kante are both injury concerns going into the weekend. Nathan Ferguson is out for the Eagles, with James Tomkins and Chris Richards also doubts. However, James McArthur and goalkeeper Jack Butland may be able to return.

These two sides have not drawn against each other on the 22 occasions they have met in the Premier League.  Chelsea have won 18 of those games, with just four wins for Crystal Palace. Indeed, Palace have lost their last 9 games against Chelsea. The Blues generally have a  good record in recent London derbies too, winning 8 of their last 9 away trips in the capital. Their only defeat came at the London Stadium against West Ham last season. 

Can they maintain that record and get Potter a win in his first Premier League match in the job or will Viera’s men find a rare result in this fixture? Find out by watching the Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream.

Today's lineups are:

Crystal Palace (Formation 4-3-3): 13 Guaita, 17 Clyne, 2 Ward, 6 Guéhi, 3 Mitchell, 10 Eze, 28 Doucouré, 7 Olise, 9 J Ayew, 22 Édouard, 11 Zaha

Chelsea (Formation 3-5-2): 1 Arrizabalaga, 33 Fofana, 6 Thiago Silva, 21 Chilwell, 24 James, 19 Mount, 5 Jorginho, 8 Kovacic, 17 Sterling, 9 Aubameyang, 29 Havertz

Plus, make sure you don’t miss any of the EPL action this weekend by checking out our full how to watch Premier League live streams hub. 

How to watch the Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream wherever you are

The Crystal Palace vs Chelsea 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 Sling or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch the Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream on USA and on the NBC Sports website with a valid login. NBC can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

Another option would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBC. Or you could go for Fubo.TV. Its Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including NBC, 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 Crystal Palace vs Chelsea 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, NBCSN and USA.


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 NBCSN and USA. 

How to watch the Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream on Fubo.TV, the new home of Premier League soccer in Canada. 

That's a change from last season, where the action was on DAZN, and it also results in a slightly higher price of CAN$24.99 where DAZN was $20. That's for the Essentials plan, which gets you all Premier League matches, all Serie A matches plus 29 channels including BeInSports and MLB Network. The $39.99 Premium plan adds 20 entertainment channels and more on top of that.

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 Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream in the UK

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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea kicks off at 3 p.m. BST in the U.K., but the game isn't one of those being shown on any of the usual providers — Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime.

If, however, you're an American or Canadian (or from any other country with a legitimate live stream service for Crystal Palace vs Chelsea) and are only in the U.K. temporarily, you can still watch services from your home country. All you'll need is one of the best VPN services, like ExpressVPN

Highlights will of course be shown on Match of the Day, which is scheduled for 10.25 p.m. BST and available via the BBC iPlayer.

How to watch the Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Crystal Palace vs Chelsea 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 and costs $24.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $199 AUD/year.

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 Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live stream via Sky Sport. This costs $60.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week / $39.99/month or $399/year. 

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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Charlotte Henry

Charlotte Henry is a journalist who has covered all things tech and media for a number of years for various publications. She reported in-depth as tech companies became media companies and vice versa. In her newsletter, The Addition, she focuses on the ever-changing streaming ecosystem as the likes of Netflix, Apple TV+ and Disney+ fight for supremacy. Charlotte is also a close follower of sport (she’s a Spurs fan…) watching everything from Premier League football to Major League Baseball. Charlotte’s first book “Not Buying It: The Facts Behind Fake News” was published in 2019. Away from work, she can often be found at heavy metal concerts and festivals.