The Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream is a big-name Premier League clash, and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab).
The Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream takes place today (Thursday, April 28).
► Time 7.45 p.m. BST / 2.45 p.m. ET / 11.45 a.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on USA via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports (opens in new tab) or Now (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)
Manchester United’s poor run continued at the weekend. They followed up their 4-0 humiliation by Liverpool with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal. Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the lineup did help inspire a better performance, but they still find themselves six points adrift of fourth spot and nine points behind third-placed Chelsea. If they're to have any chance of making the top four they'd need a win here.
Chelsea have also lost out to Arsenal recently, but a last-gasp Christian Pulisic winner against West Ham leaves them very comfortably in the Champions League spots.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that defender Antonio Rudiger is set to leave this summer, with Real Madrid his likely destination. He did not play at the weekend but returns at Old Trafford. For United, there are injury issues surrounding midfielders Paul Pogba and Fred, neither of whom plays.
Here's how they line up:
Man Utd: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles; McTominay, Matic; Elanga, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo.
Chelsea: Mendy; James, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta; Jorginho, Kante, Alonso; Mount, Werner, Havertz.
Can Ralf Rangnick’s side restore some pride in front of their fans or will the visitors take another step towards securing third spot? Find out by watching the Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream. Read on and we'll show you how to do that.
Plus, make sure you don’t miss a game this season with our how to watch Premier League 21/22 hub .
How to watch the Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream wherever you are
The Manchester United 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 (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.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 Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream on USA and on the NBC (opens in new tab) website with a valid login. USA can be accessed through a cable TV package.
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 NBC. Plus, right now Sling is offering 50% off the first month (opens in new tab).
Fubo.TV is another option for live TV. Their Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including USA, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.
If you a already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
Sling TV (opens in new tab) offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBCSN and USA. Sling is currently offering 50% off the first month to new subscribers.
If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). 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 Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream in the UK
Sky Sports (opens in new tab) has the Manchester United vs Chelsea 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 once again, Sky is currently offering a great deal here: you can sign up for six months of access for just £25/month right now (opens in new tab). Now Sports is available on virtually every streaming device out there and is a great option if you don't already have Sky.
All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream on DAZN (opens in new tab).
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.
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 Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream on Optus Sport (opens in new tab), 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 Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Manchester United vs Chelsea live stream via Spark Sport (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab).