Chelsea v Liverpool live stream, Sunday 2 January, 4.30pm GMT
Chelsea and Liverpool will be looking to deal a blow to a fellow Premier League title rival when they meet at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The Blues climbed up to second in the standings in midweek, but they were left disappointed by a 1-1 draw with Brighton. Danny Welbeck equalised for the Seagulls in the first minute of second-half stoppage time, but Graham Potter’s side were good value for the point. Chelsea did not play particularly well, and they have now dropped points in four of their last six encounters.
Liverpool suffered a 1-0 loss to Leicester in their last outing, handing the initiative to Manchester City in the title race. Mohamed Salah missed a penalty in the first half and the Reds created numerous chances from open play, but profligacy in front of goal proved costly. Ademola Lookman showed a clinical edge in the 59th minute and Leicester held on for all three points. Liverpool will be desperate to bounce back at the first time of asking on Sunday.
Chelsea will have to make do without wing-back duo Reece James and Ben Chilwell, while centre-halves Thiago Silva and Andreas Christensen are also sidelined. Timo Werner could be involved in some capacity, but Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a doubt.
Liverpool will be unable to call upon the services of Andy Robertson, who is suspended. Divock Origi, Harvey Elliott, Nat Phillips and Adrian will play no part, but Klopp hopes to have Thiago Alcantara and Takumi Minamino available.
This is the last match for which Sadio Mane, Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah will be available prior to the Africa Cup of Nations, with the trio set to join up with their respective national teams in the coming days. Chelsea, for their part, will be without Edouard Mendy for as long as Senegal are in the tournament.
Kick-off is at 4.30pm GMT on Sunday 2 January, and UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. See below for international broadcast options.
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Use a VPN to watch Premier league football from outside your country
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.
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UK TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers
US TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers
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
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
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
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).
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