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Brighton v Aston Villa live stream: How to watch the Premier League from anywhere in the world

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Brighton v Aston Villa live stream, Saturday 26 February, 3pm GMT

Both Brighton and Aston Villa will be looking to bounce back from defeats last weekend when they lock horns at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

The honeymoon period is over for Steven Gerrard at Villa Park. The former Rangers (opens in new tab) boss got off to a fine start after returning to English football in November, but Villa (opens in new tab) are on a bad run ahead of their trip to the south coast. A 1-0 home loss to Watford (opens in new tab) last time out means they have won just one of their last seven league outings. Villa are now 13th in the table and their European ambitions have been abandoned for now.

Gerrard will be desperate to get things back on track as soon as possible. But with three of their next four games coming away from home, Villa will not have it easy in the next few weeks.

Brighton (opens in new tab) suffered a surprise 3-0 defeat by Burnley (opens in new tab) last Saturday. The Clarets were worthy winners on the day, but Graham Potter will not have been too down on his side. The Seagulls may have lost back-to-back games but they remain in the top half of the table – and finishing there would be an excellent achievement.

Brighton will have to make do without Jeremy Sarmiento and Enock Mwepu, but Lewis Dunk is available again after suspension. His fellow centre-back Adam Webster could also be involved following a minor groin issue. Leandro Trossard and Pascal Gross could be restored to the starting XI after beginning the Burnley game on the bench.

Aston Villa will be unable to call upon the services of Marvelous Nakamba, but Leon Bailey is closing in on a return to action in what has been a stop-start debut season for the Jamaica international. Ezri Konsa is set to be restored to the heart of the backline after completing his suspension.

Kick-off is at 3pm GMT on Saturday 26 February. 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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ExpressVPN including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar (opens in new tab) 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! 

NordVPN with quality mobile and desktop apps

A cheaper option and almost ExpressVPN's equal when it comes to quality, too. A single subscription covers six connections, so you can use it on mobile, laptop, streaming devices and more, all at the same time.

Surfshark offers a great VPN at a fraction of the price

It's clear to see why Surfshark is top of TechRadar's best cheap VPN table – it combines an excellent product with bargain pricing, starting at £2/$2.50 a month!

UK TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers

UK VPN Premier League live streams

Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and BT Sport (opens in new tab) are the two main players once again, but Amazon (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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

Canada VPN Premier League live streams

DAZN (opens in new tab) 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

Australia VPN Premier League live streams

Optus Sport (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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

New Zealand VPN Premier League live streams

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Spark Sport (opens in new tab) 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).