Chelsea will look to continue their resurgence in form when they travel to St James’ Park to face a Newcastle side that continues to struggle with a depleted squad — and you can watch it live from anywhere with a VPN.
Newcastle are currently in 7th in the Premier League table, through to the Carabao Cup quarter-final (Where they will face Chelsea again), and still in with a chance of qualifying from their difficult Champions League group. On paper, it’s a strong position but the Magpies are badly wounded with an injury list that only seems to grow each week. Before the latest international break, the side stumbled against Bournemouth losing 2-0, and with a tough schedule over the holidays, things might get worse before they get better for Newcastle.
Conversely, after a rocky start to the season, the mood around Chelsea is slowly starting to shift as new manager Mauricio Pochettino’s methods appear to be finally bearing fruit. Chelsea’s win over Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup was expected, but the 1-4 thrashing of Spurs was impressive, even if the home side did have two players sent off. However, it was the recent 4-4 draw with Man City that displayed Chelsea’s newfound spirit and grit. For most of the season so far they’ve looked fragile, but now they look capable of competing.
Here's how they line up:
Newcastle: Pope, Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Livramento, Miley, Bruno Guimaraes Joelinton, Almiron, Isak, Gordon.
Chelsea: Sanchez, James, Badiashile, Thiago Silva, Cucurella, Ugochukwu, Fernandez, Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling, Jackson.
The last thing this threadbare Newcastle team need right now is the arrival of a Chelsea side that is finally clicking into gear. And there’s no doubt that the away side will fancy their chances. But to see how this one plays out you’ll need to watch a Newcastle vs Chelsea live stream, and we have all the details down below.
Plus, make sure you don’t miss any of the EPL action by checking out how to watch Premier League live streams.
How to watch the Newcastle vs Chelsea live stream wherever you are
The Newcastle 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.
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 Peacock or another service and watch the game.
How to watch the Newcastle vs Chelsea live stream in the U.S.
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Newcastle vs Chelsea live stream on Peacock, NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($5.99/month) or Premium Plus ($11.99/month, which also gets rid of some ads.).
If you're outside of the U.S. but have one of these subscriptions, you can watch the Newcastle vs Chelsea live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Newcastle vs Chelsea live stream in the U.K.
Unfortunately, there will be no Newcastle vs Chelsea live stream in the U.K. That's because the match has not been picked to be shown on TV.
U.S. fans visiting the U.K. can use one of the best VPN services to access their usual streaming service from abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN.
As it stands, live Premier League rights are split three ways in the U.K. between Sky Sports, TNT Sports and Amazon Prime Video.
For the 23/24 season, Sky Sports is set to show 128 matches live, while TNT Sports will show 52 matches live, including every Saturday lunchtime kick-off. Amazon Prime Video will broadcast 20 matches including the Boxing Day schedule.
How to watch the Newcastle vs Chelsea live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Newcastle vs Chelsea live stream on Fubo, the home of Premier League soccer in Canada.
The Essentials plan with DAZN gets you all Premier League matches, as well as games in Ligue 1, Serie A and the Coppa Italia plus 29 channels including BeINSports and MLB Network. It costs CAN$24.99 per month, but you can save up to 40% by purchasing an annual plan.
The Premium plan, priced at $39.99 per month, includes Premier League matches in 4K, as well as 20 entertainment channels.
Canadians stuck abroad who 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 Newcastle vs Chelsea live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Newcastle 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 Newcastle vs Chelsea live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Newcastle vs Chelsea live stream via Sky Sport. This costs $63.98 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 $24.99/week, $44.99/month or $449.99/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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Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.