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Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough live stream: How to watch the Championship from anywhere in the world

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Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough live stream, Monday 24 January, 7.45pm GMT

Blackburn will climb into the automatic promotion spots in the Championship if they beat Middlesbrough on Monday night.

At the start of November, Blackburn suffered a 7-0 home defeat by Fulham. That was their fourth loss in their last seven matches, and one which left them 12th in the table. Some wondered whether Tony Mowbray would be able to cling on to his job. 

He has done that and more. Blackburn proceeded to win eight of their next two matches, drawing the other two. Despite a 2-0 loss to Hull City last time out, Rovers are on the brink of the top two. A win on Monday would leave them in second, behind only Fulham in the second-tier standings.

This could be a key game for Blackburn. They reacted to adversity extremely well following that seismic shellacking by Marco Silva's table-toppers, and they must now bounce back from a surprise defeat by Hull. If Blackburn can string another unbeaten run together, promotion will look like a distinct possibility.

They will not find it easy to pick up all three points on Monday, however. Middlesbrough have also been in excellent form of late. No team in the division has a better record than Boro over the last six games, from which they have taken 16 points out of a possible 18.

Middlesbrough are a team transformed under Chris Wilder. They head into this fixture in seventh place with one or two games in hand on the teams above them. Victory at Ewood Park would carry them into the play-off spots for the first time since  October.

Ryan Nyambe returns to the fold for Blackburn after a suspension, but Lewis Travis will need to be assessed following a bout of illness. Wilder is likely to name an unchanged XI from the team that beat Reading - Boro's fourth consecutive win - in their last league game on January 15.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT on Monday 24 January, and UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football. See below for international broadcast options.

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VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier League football from outside your country

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If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar love its super speedy connections, trustworthy security and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 and loads more. You also get a money-back guarantee, 24/7 support and it's currently available for a knockdown price. Go get it! 

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UK TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers

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Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2021/22. 

US TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers

USA VPN Premier League live streams

NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers

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DAZN subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.

The broadcaster also has all the rights to Champions League and Europa League games in Canada, too.

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

Australia TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers

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Optus Sport are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

New Zealand TV rights

How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers

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Spark Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).