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Leicester City v Watford live stream: How to watch the FA Cup from anywhere in the world

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Leicester City v Watford live stream, Saturday 8 January, 3pm GMT

Watford manager Claudio Ranieri will return to the King Power Stadium looking to knock Leicester out of the FA Cup on Saturday.

There have been suggestions that Ranieri is beginning to come under pressure at Vicarage Road. That might sound harsh given that the Italian was only installed in the dugout at the beginning of October, but Watford are not exactly known for their patience and Ranieri has lost nine of his 11 Premier League games at the helm.

Watford have been unable to pull clear of the relegation zone since dispensing of Xisco Munoz - they are currently just one place and two points above the bottom three. The board is unlikely to act if Watford lose in the FA Cup this weekend, but a meeting with Newcastle in seven days' time could be make or break for Ranieri.

Leicester have similarly not been shy in acting decisively if they feel change is needed; Ranieri can attest to that better than anyone. Brendan Rodgers still has plenty of credit in the bank after an FA Cup triumph and back-to-back fifth-place finishes, but this season has not gone to plan so far.

The Foxes are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League, but they will believe they have a good chance of defending the FA Cup. A third-round tie against Premier League opposition is tougher than it might have been, but Leicester should get the job done here, especially if Watford opt to ring the changes with an eye on that upcoming clash with Newcastle.

Leicester have lost Wilfred Ndidi, Papy Mendy, Kelechi Iheanacho and Daniel Amartey to the Africa Cup of Nations. James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Ryan Bertrand are expected to be available again, but James Justin, Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans, Ricardo Pereira, Jamie Vardy and Wesley Fofana are all on the treatment table.

Watford will be unable to call upon the services of Peter Etebo, Christian Kabasele, Danny Rose, Kiko Femenia, Kwadwo Baah and Nicolas N'Koulou. Adam Lasina, Imran Louza, Ismaila Sarr and William Troost-Ekong are in Cameroon for the Cup of Nations.

Kick-off is at 3pm 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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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

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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).