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Chelsea v Chesterfield live stream: How to watch the FA Cup from anywhere in the world

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Chelsea v Chesterfield live stream, Saturday 8 January, 5.30pm GMT

Chelsea will be out to avoid an upset in the third round of the FA Cup when they host Chesterfield on Saturday.

Thomas Tuchel's side head into this weekend's fixture with renewed optimism. Chelsea were probably the better team in their 2-2 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League last weekend. They followed that up with an excellent display on Wednesday night, as the Blues beat Tottenham 2-0 in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final. 

Given Manchester City's relentlessness, Chelsea are unlikely to win the Premier League title this term. The domestic cup competitions could therefore take on more significance; Chelsea managers are not always afforded time, but it would be hard to dismiss Tuchel if he led the club to a top-three finish in the league and won either the League Cup or the FA Cup.

Chelsea last lifted this trophy under Antonio Conte in 2018. They have reached two finals since then but lost to Arsenal in 2020 and Leicester last season. Tuchel will be aiming to go one better in the current campaign, and a home tie against Chesterfield represents a gentle start to their FA Cup campaign. 

James Rowe's men are currently top of the National League as they seek promotion back to League Two. Chesterfield's participation in this tournament began in the fourth qualifying round, where they thrashed Curzon Ashton 4-0. The Spireites then beat Carlisle United and Salford City to set up this hotly anticipated trip to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will be without Edouard Mendy, who is in Cameroon to represent Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations. Thiago Silva and N'Golo Kante have returned positive Covid-19 tests, while Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah and Andreas Christensen are out injured.

Tuchel is likely to hand an opportunity to some of the fringe members of his squad. Saul Niguez and Malang Sarr could keep their places after featuring against Tottenham last time out, while Timo Werner is in line to start up front after a spell on the sidelines.

Kick-off is at 5.30pm GMT on Saturday 8 January. 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 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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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

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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).