How to watch Arsenal vs Chelsea on a live stream as Lukaku strikes on Premier League return

Here's how to live stream Arsenal vs Chelsea no matter where you are today, as Thomas Tuchel's title contenders look to pile more misery on Mikel Arteta's frail Gunners

Danny Drinkwater of Chelsea and Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal during the Pre Season Friendly between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium
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One game into the season and Arsenal are already in crisis mode, having been comprehensively beaten by newly-promoted Brentford in their opener. And things aren't getting any easier, with title contenders Chelsea making the short trip to North London. Read on for your full guide to getting a Arsenal vs Chelsea live stream and watching the Premier League game online from anywhere. Spoilers: Chelsea moved into an early lead thanks to returning striker Lukaku.

Thomas Tuchel's Champions League winners cruised to a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace last weekend, a victory that was lit up by Trevoh Chalobah's debut screamer. But there's no time for resting on laurels. 

The Blues' four next opponents are Liverpool, Aston Villa, Tottenham and Man City, which means that anything but victory today would really pile the pressure on, even at this early point in the campaign. And in their current state, the Gunners are there for the taking.

However, Arsenal have a solid recent record against Chelsea, and will be doubly determined to bounce back after their humbling start. 

We've got all the info on how to live stream Arsenal vs Chelsea from anywhere. And if you're out of the country and can't access your preferred domestic broadcaster, you can always use a VPN to bypass any geo-restrictions.

Arsenal vs Chelsea City kick-off time

The Arsenal vs Chelsea game is being played at the Emirates Stadium, and kicks off at 4.30pm BST, with coverage starting on Sky Sports at 4pm BST, on Sunday, August 22

That makes it an 11.30am ET / 8.30am PT start in the US. It'll be a very late night for Premier League fans in Australia, with the game starting at 1.30am AEST on Monday morning.

How to live stream Arsenal vs Chelsea if you're abroad

If you're out of the country for this weekend's big game, you can still get access to a live stream - simply drop a shoulder and a shimmy, and use the best VPN around to get past those geo-restrictions. 

With most domestic broadcasters locking streaming services to their country, you may hit a wall when it comes to accessing the likes of Sky Go, Sling or Optus Sport when overseas. However, by getting yourself a handy streaming VPN, you can hop on a server within the US or UK (or anywhere else for that matter depending on where your online content is geo-restricted to), and this will switch your IP address to make it appear as if you're browsing right from the comfort of your own home.

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How to watch Arsenal vs Chelsea: live stream Premier League in the UK


The Arsenal vs Chelsea game is being shown on Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting at 4pm BST ahead of a 4.30pm kick-off. 

If you're out and about, you can also watch the game online via Sky Go, its streaming platform. 

This means you can live stream Arsenal vs Chelsea on a number of devices, including smart TVs, laptops, smartphones, tablets and games consoles.

If you aren't in the country when Arsenal vs Chelsea is on, using a VPN will allow you to watch the Premier League action just like you would if you were at home.

How to live stream Arsenal vs Chelsea anywhere else in the world

Regardless of where you're tuning in from, there's an Arsenal vs Chelsea live stream for you that'll let you catch every pass, dribble and shot - and all of those delicious dark arts too.

The game is being shown on NBCSN in the US. If you don't have cable, OTT streaming service Sling TV includes NBCSN in its Blue package, which costs just $10 for your first month, and $35 a month thereafter. Arsenal vs Chelsea kicks off at 11.30am ET / 8.30am PT

Those timings also apply in Canada, where you can tune in on DAZN, which is live streaming every game of the Premier League season. A subscription costs $20 a month or $150 for a year, but you can take advantage of a 1-month FREE trial.

Fans based in Australia can watch Arsenal vs Chelsea at 1.30am AEST on Sunday night/Monday morning on Optus Sport, which costs AUS$15 per month and is showing every single game this season.

How to use a VPN to unblock any restrictions

If you're outside of your preferred broadcaster's boundaries, you can use a VPN to unblock any geo-restrictions and watch a Arsenal vs Chelsea live stream as if you were right at home. Here's our step-by-step guide on how to do just that.

  • VPN - standing for virtual private network - offers security and anonymity as you browse online, using set protocols to encrypt your data and make it unreadable to outsiders.
  • As a part of that, you can also switch your IP address, which identifies your location.
  • Most VPNs offer a list of locations where its servers are based to join. Connecting to them switches your IP to appear as if you're browsing from that country/city. In turn, you can then access content locked to that country.
  • When it comes to finding a VPN, you should make sure you find the best one that's suitable for your chosen device, with VPN providers offering compatibility for a ton of devices, including VPN for MacVPN for Android smartphones, an iPad VPN, and even a range of fairly nifty free VPNs.
  • Once you've made the decision for the most suitable VPN for your device and your means for using a VPN, sign-up and install it
  • To live stream Arsenal vs Chelsea, all you need to do is select a UK server from its list of available servers and connect. You'll then be able to hop over those geo-restrictions, with the likes of Sky Go opening its online gates to you.
  • We also want to ensure your money is well spent, so we would recommend going for a VPN that offers a risk free trial. ExpressVPN is one of many providers that has a 30-day money back guarantee.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.