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Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg live stream: How to watch Champions League match online

Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg live stream — Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea and Sardar Azmoun of Zenit St Petersburg
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The Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg live stream sees the holders back in Champions League action. Chelsea have started the season strongly, but they're in a tough group with today's opponents Zenit, Juventus and Malmo, so anything less than a home win will be a disappointment.

Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg channel, start time

The Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg live stream takes place today (Tuesday, Sept. 14).
► Time: 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT)
• U.S. — Watch on Paramount Plus or TUDN via Fubo.TV
U.K. — Watch on BT Sport
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

In truth, Chelsea should have more than enough quality to get their Champions League campaign off to a good start here, not least because Romelu Lukaku is expected to lead the line. 

He's looked in superb form since rejoining the Blues in the summer, scoring three goals in his first three games. And when you consider that Chelsea won the title last year without a really in-form forward, Lukaku's arrival should be enough to strike fear into the heart of any defense. 

Zenit's defense certainly isn't the strongest around, but this is a team that's more about attacking than defending. With that in mind, the Russians will be looking to prolific striker Sardar Azmoun of Iran to trouble Chelsea's backline, with support from the likes of Claudinho plus the Brazilian pair of Malcom and Wendel.

Lukaku aside, Chelsea have nearly a full squad to choose from, with N'Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic the only major absentees. Mason Mount returns after being rested at the weekend, as does Reece James, who missed the last game through suspension. Timo Werner scored twice for Germany in recent internationals but is only on the bench here.

Here's how they line up: 

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger; James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Ziyech; Lukaku

Substitutes: Kepa, Bergstrom, Silva, Sarr, Chilwell, Werner, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Saul Niguez, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz

Zenit St Petersburg: Kritsyuk; Sutormin, Christakov, Rakitskyy, Douglas Santos; Malcolm, Wendel, Barrios, Kuzaev, Claudinho; Azmoun

Substitutes: Kerzhakov, Odoevski, Krugovoi, Mostovy, Erokhin, Dzyuba, Kravtsov, Khotulev

Will Chelsea get their title defense off to a winning start? You can find out by watching a Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg live stream live stream — and we'll show you how to do that below. 

You might also want to check out our full guide for how to watch Champions League 21/22, for info on where to find live streams for all the games in the world's top club soccer competition.

How to watch the Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg live stream wherever you are

The Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg 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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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 Zenit St Petersburg live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg live stream on Paramount Plus or on TUDN or UniMás with your cable package.

If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, you can also access the two channels with Fubo.TV. The Starter Plan costs $65 per month but gives you more than 117 channels, including TUDN and UniMás, 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 Zenit St Petersburg live stream live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

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How to watch the Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg live stream in the UK

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BT Sport has the Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg live stream in the U.K. — or to be more specific, the game will be on the BT Sport 2 channel.

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 Zenit St Petersburg live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch the Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg 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 Zenit St Petersburg live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg live stream on Stan. The streaming service offers a 7-day free trial, after which subscriptions start at $10 AUD. To watch the Champions League 21/22 you'll also need to pay $10 for the Sports add-on — but this is included in the 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 Zenit St Petersburg live stream in New Zealand

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New Zealanders can watch the Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg 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

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