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Chelsea vs Rennes live stream: how to watch the Champions League in 4K

Chelsea vs Rennes live stream: how to watch the Champions League in 4K
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Chelsea host French team Rennes in the Champions League tonight at 8pm. Can Frank Lampard's side secure victory at Stamford Bridge and continue their unbeaten European run? Make sure you know how to watch a Chelsea vs Rennes live stream in 4K.

UK football fans can watch Chelsea vs Rennes on BT Sport in 4K. In the US, subscribers to CBS All Access can stream this game and any other Champions League fixture for $5.99 per month and enjoy the fixture in HD. Remember to use a VPN when trying to stream away from home in another country.

The Blues have taken four points from a possible six after a 0-0 draw against Sevilla and 4-0 victory over Krasnodar away, while Rennes are seeking their first win of the competition in tonight's Group E clash.

Chelsea are the form favourites and enter tonight's game having thrashed Burnley 3-0 in the Premier League. That's four clean sheets in a row now for Lampard's side. 

Chelsea will be without 22-year-old forward Christian Pulisic, who is recovering from a hamstring injury. Striker Timo Werner could be rested, along with German international Kai Havertz.

Rennes have already had to rule out defender Daniele Rugani and midfielder Eduardo Camavinga through injury, but Steven Nzonzi is due to return to the starting line-up having served his European suspension for "unsportsmanlike behaviour".

It's an 8pm kick-off at Stamford Bridge tonight. Read on to find out how to watch a Chelsea vs Rennes live stream, wherever you are in the world.

Watch a Chelsea vs Rennes live stream in the US

Chelsea vs Rennes live stream: how to watch the Champions League in 4K

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UEFA Champions League fans in the States are lucky enough to be able to watch some of the European football action on Spanish language network Univision. You'll need to have a Univision subscription as part of your cable package.

The other option this season is to watch any of the Champions League games live and on-demand through CBS All Access which offers a 7-day free trial of the service, including Chelsea vs Rennes.

CBS All Access 7-day free trial - free Champions League football
Watch UEFA Champions League football for free with a 7-day free trial of CBS All Access. You can choose from any of the Champions League games. It's $5.99 per month once the trial expires. Cancel at any time.View Deal

Once the free trial expires, CBS All Access costs a very reasonable $5.99 per month or $59.99 for the year. Don’t forget to use a VPN if you’re a US citizen trying to watch from abroad.

If you'd rather not sign-up for CBS All Access, then you can get an NFL Red-style whip round show of all the Champions League games each day by watching the CBS broadcast TV station.

Watch Chelsea vs Rennes anywhere in the world using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN.

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Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the match, and pick a server which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Here you can find a full list of the free Champions League broadcasters. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.

Watch Chelsea vs Rennes in the UK

Rights to show the UEFA Champions League in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal to broadcast all matches from UEFA club competitions means you'll also be able to watch the Europa League. Tonight's game is available in 4K on BT Sport Ultimate or in HD on BT Sport 2.

BT Sport for existing BT TV customers from just £10
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New BT broadband and BT TV customers get access to some great deals including BT Sport while existing BT customers can upgrade to the sport channels for as little as £10 per month.

Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £30 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing. It's also worth looking out for bundled Sky Sports and BT Sport deals.

BT Sport for Sky TV customers from £30 per month
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However you subscribe to BT Sport, though, you will get access to streams via the BT website and BT Sport app, so you can watch on the move within the UK or from abroad, using a VPN.

Watch Chelsea vs Rennes in 4K

You can watch the Champions League in 4K HDR, beamed at 50fps on BT Sport Ultimate, channel 433, including Chelsea vs Rennes. If you're hooked up specifically on the BT TV platform then it's also available in with Dolby Atmos sound.

BT Sport Ultimate fixtures are also available, minus the Atmos, for Virgin Media customers who subscribe to the BT Sport Collection. You can enjoy it in 4K HDR on channel 555.

BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media for £18 per month
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Those on Virgin Media will need the Virgin V6 box and a 4K TV to make sure they're getting the action at maximum resolution. With the basic Big Bundle, BT Sport is £18 per month but all five BT Sport channels, including Ultra HD, are included on the larger TV packages which start at £57 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles.

BT Sport Ultimate is not available on the Sky TV platform but anyone with an Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV or a Samsung TV can watch the Champions League in 4K HDR using the BT Sport app with the BT Sport Monthly Pass. No contract required.

BT Sport Monthly Pass for £25 per month
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Watch Chelsea vs Rennes live stream for free

Football fans in Austria, Canada, Germany and Japan get the chance to watch the UEFA Champions League for free. DAZN has the rights to show the Champions League and a whole host of sports in these territories, and, best of all, DAZN offers a 1-month free trial. So long as you've not used yours already, then you can fill your boots.

UEFA Champions League free with DAZN 1 month free trial
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Sadly the DAZN free trial isn't available to those outside these regions. If you are a DAZN customer but travelling abroad, you'll need to sign up to a VPN service to make sure you can access the DAZN Champions League live stream wherever you are.

It's also worth noting that there are free streams on terrestrial channels such Match TV in Russia, if that's where you happen to be. You can find a full list of the world's broadcasters with rights to show the live Champions League football here.

Champions League Fixtures

Champions League live stream

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All times shown in GMT.

Wednesday 4th November

Istanbul Basaksehir v Man Utd - 17:55, BT Sport 3

Zenit St Petersburg v Lazio - 17:55, BT Sport 1

Barcelona v Dynamo Kiev - 20:00, BT Sport 3 / BT Sport Extra 3

Chelsea v Rennes - 20:00, BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Ultimate

Club Brugge v Borussia Dortmund - 20:00, BT Sport Extra 4

Ferencvaros v Juventus - 20:00, BT Sport Extra 2

RB Leipzig v PSG - 20:00, BT Sport ESPN

Sevilla v FC Krasnodar - 20:00, BT Sport Extra 5

Tuesday 24th November

FC Krasnodar v Sevilla - 17:55, BT Sport 1

Rennes v Chelsea - 17:55, BT Sport 3

Borussia Dortmund v Club Brugge - 20:00, BT Sport Extra 4

Dynamo Kiev v Barcelona - 20:00, BT Sport 3 / BT Sport Extra 3

Juventus v Ferencvaros - 20:00, BT Sport Extra 2

Lazio v Zenit St Petersburg - 20:00, BT Sport Extra 5

Man Utd v Istanbul Basaksehir - 20:00, BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Ultimate

PSG v RB Leipzig - 20:00, BT Sport ESPN

Wednesday 25th November

Borussia Mönchengladbach v Shakhtar Donetsk - 17:55, BT Sport 1

Olympiakos v Man City - 17:55, BT Sport 3

Ajax v FC Midtjylland - 20:00, BT Sport Extra 2

Atlético Madrid v Lokomotiv Moscow - 20:00, BT Sport Extra 4

Bayern Munich v Red Bull Salzburg - 20:00, BT Sport 3 / BT Sport Extra 3

Inter Milan v Real Madrid - 20:00, BT Sport ESPN

Liverpool v Atalanta - 20:00, BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Ultimate

Marseille v FC Porto - 20:00, BT Sport Extra 5