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Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner start in a tough looking Chelsea side that's looking to pick themselves up from their first two losses of the season when they play host to Southampton in the Premier League this afternoon. Make sure you know how to watch a Chelsea vs Southampton live stream wherever you are.

The team news is in and it's the wing back formation that Thomas Tuchel has chosen to break through the Southampton defence. There are starts for Chalobah, Hudson-Odoi and Loftus-Cheek. For the Saints, Nathan Tella gets his first Premier League game of the season.

US soccer fans can watch a Chelsea vs Southampton live stream, and many more Premier League matches, on NBCSN with Sling TV or FuboTV. Don't forget to use a VPN if you're a US fan stuck outside the States. Those in Canada can enjoy the game free on DAZN with this 30-day free trial.

Chelsea vs Southampton live stream

Date: Saturday 2nd October

Kick off: 3pm BST / 10am ET

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London

Canada stream: DAZN (30-day free trial)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN risk-free

US stream: Sling TV ($10/month) / FuboTV (free trial)

UK stream: Not televised

AUS stream: Optus Sport ($15/month)

N'Golo Kante is unavailable for Saturday's fixture. Chelsea's world class centre-mid will still be self-isolating after testing positive for covid. Fortunately, for the London team, the form book suggests that they won't need him. While the Blues are having their non-crisis crisis, Southampton are facing one that looks pretty genuine.

Ralph Hasenhüttl's team lies in 16th place with their four points scratched together through draws alone. Stamford Bridge will not be the obvious place to expect their first win. 

Still, the Saints won't be scared. The south coast side dug in for a point at the Etihad with two tight banks for four showing little space for City's forwards to pass into.

Tactically, Chelsea are a different beast, of course. They use centre forwards and Thomas Tuchel has at least one who can outmuscle the Southampton defence should he opt to play hardball. Quite often, an uncomplicated is approach is what's needed to turn a team's fortune's and this may be just that opportunity for the German.

The match kicks off at 3pm BST today at Stamford Bridge. Follow our guide on how to watch a Chelsea vs Southampton live stream online, on TV and on your smartphone, from wherever you are in the world.

Watch a Chelsea vs Southampton live stream

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Premier League football fans in the US can watch a Chelsea vs Southampton on NBCSN which streams multiple live Premier League football games every weekend. NBCSN can be accessed through cable cutting services Sling and FuboTV.

Sling currently has a $10 introductory offer and there's a free-trial of FuboTV. There's no long contracts with either service. If you're not happy with them, you can cancel them at any time.

Of course, Sling and FuboTV are only available within the States so be sure to use a VPN if you're a US subscriber stuck abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN as it's reliable and comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

The Chelsea vs Southampton live stream option for those in Canada is DAZN Canada. You can use DAZN to watch every Premier League game – including Chelsea vs Southampton – live on the DAZN website or app.

A subscription to DAZN Canada costs $20 a month or $150 a year. Better yet, DAZN Canada offers a 30-day free trial, so you can watch for free. No contract. Cancel at any time.

Watch a Chelsea vs Southampton live stream from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Chelsea vs Southampton live stream rights holders, you won't be able to access 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. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. 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 which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30 days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.


Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the England vs India, you may wish to choose 'US' for Sling/FuboTV or 'Canada' for DAZN Canada.

3. Then head over to Sling or DAZN on your browser or device and enjoy the Chelsea vs Southampton live stream.

UK: watch a Chelsea vs Southampton live stream

Sadly, Chelsea vs Southampton will not be televised in the UK. Canadian, Australian and US fans in the UK will can watch the game by using a VPN to unblock the live streams on DAZN Canada, Optus Sports, Sling and FuboTV.

Australia: Chelsea vs Southampton live stream

If you're in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport will provide live coverage of the Premier League 2021/22 – Chelsea vs Southampton – for just AU$14.99 per month or AU$68 a month. The service also serves up live Champions League football, so it's a great option for soccer fans.

Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don't forget that you can use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked.

Listen to Premier League radio

Premier League 2021/22 live stream: what TV channel, how to watch the football online

Let's not forget the wireless. Both the BBC and talkSPORT have rights to broadcast live football matches, with around 260 being aired over the season.

BBC gets first dibs on matches played from 3pm on Saturdays, the prime time slot, in addition to commentary rights to broadcast radio coverage on Fridays, Mondays, and two Sunday slots.

You can listen to live commentary of selected games on BBC 5Live via the BBC Sport website or via Freeview, Freesat, Sky or Virgin Media.

talkSPORT is the only commercial radio broadcaster with live Premier League football rights. It has the audio rights to three time slots on Saturdays, including matches played at 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm, plus exclusive rights for all matches scheduled to kick-off at 12pm on Sundays.

When can you watch Match of the Day online and on iPlayer?

Premier League 2021/22 live stream: what TV channel, how to watch the football online

Match Of The Day has been shown live on TV on Saturday evening (almost) since time began, and is now joined by Match Of The Day 2 on Sundays. But what about watching Premier League highlights online?

Match Of The Day is available through BBC iPlayer, but there are a few stipulations.

The show won't be available straight after the programme finishes its live broadcast. Weekend editions of Match Of The Day will be online from midnight on Monday (in practice, the early hours of Tuesday morning), while midweek episodes will be on iPlayer from midnight the day after it's broadcast.

You can download Match Of The Day for offline viewing, but it is time-sensitive and will disappear as soon as the programme leaves iPlayer.

Match Of The Day can also be streamed live at the time of broadcast via the BBC iPlayer website.

2020/21 Premier League fixtures for October

Premier League 2021/22 live stream: what TV channel, how to watch the football online

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Saturday 2nd October

Man Utd vs Everton - 7:30 am EST / 12:30 pm BST

Burnley vs Norwich - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Chelsea vs Southampton - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Leeds vs Watford - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Wolves vs Newcastle - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Brighton vs Arsenal - 12.30pm EST / 5.30pm BST

Sunday 3rd October

Crystal Palace vs Leicester - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST

Spurs vs Aston Villa - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST

West Ham vs Brentford - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST

Liverpool vs Man City - 11:30 am EST / 4:30 pm BST


Saturday 16th October

Watford vs Liverpool - 7:30 am EST / 12:30 pm BST

Aston Villa vs Wolves - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Leicester vs Man Utd - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Man City vs Burnley - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Norwich vs Brighton - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Southampton vs Leeds - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Brentford vs Chelsea - 12.30pm EST / 5.30pm BST


Sunday 17th October

Everton v West Ham - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST

Newcastle v Spurs - 11:30 am EST / 4:30 pm BST


Monday 18th October

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace - 3:00pm EST / 8:00 pm BST


Friday 22nd October

Arsenal vs Aston Villa - 3:00pm EST / 8:00 pm BST


Saturday 23rd October

Chelsea vs Norwich - 7:30 am EST / 12:30 pm BST

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Everton vs Watford - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Leeds vs Wolves - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Southampton vs Burnley - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Brighton vs Man City - 12.30pm EST / 5.30pm BST


Sunday 24th October

Brentford vs Leicester - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST

West Ham vs Spurs - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST

Man Utd vs Liverpool - 11:30 am EST / 4:30 pm BST


Saturday 30th October

Leicester vs Arsenal - 7:30 am EST / 12:30 pm BST

Burnley vs Brentford - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Liverpool vs Brighton - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Man City vs Crystal Palace - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Newcastle vs Chelsea - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Watford vs Southampton - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Spurs vs Man Utd - 12.30pm EST / 5.30pm BST


Sunday 31st October

Norwich vs Leeds - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST

Aston Villa vs West Ham - 11:30 am EST / 4:30 pm BST

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