Chelsea vs Plymouth live – how to watch the FA Cup game online

The Chelsea vs Plymouth live stream has ‘FA Cup magic’ written all over it as the League One side travel to the home of the European champions. They will no doubt be boosted by the likes of Kidderminster Harriers and Cambridge, who knocked out higher-ranked opponents in the final round. Indeed, they themselves knocked out championship wrestlers Birmingham City earlier in this competition.

With the gap between them and Manchester City in the Premier League looking insurmountable, Chelsea will want to keep as many other silverware chances available as possible before heading off to the Club World Championship. Thomas Tuchel’s men have of course already booked a trip to Wembley: they will travel there for the Carabao Cup final later this month.

Wingers Reece James and Ben Chillwell remain injured but otherwise Tuchel has picked close to his first-choice squad. He won’t be pitchside himself, however, having tested positive for Covid shortly before the game.

The Pilgrims sit just outside the League One play-offs ahead of the weekend’s fixtures, having found their way to victory with Doncaster Rovers last weekend after three games without a win. With possible promotion, they may feel they have more important things to focus on. However, manager Steven Schumacher won’t underestimate what a trip to a Premier League side and the chance to kill a giant means for their fans.

Players will no doubt be eager for the challenge of taking on some of the best in the world. The game will mean a lot especially for Plymouth’s Jordan Houghton. He was at Chelsea between the ages of 6 and 22, but will find himself in the opposing dressing room for his very first match at Stamford Bridge.

Here’s how they line up:

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Sarr, Mount, Jorginho, Kovacic, Ziyech, Lukaku, Hudson-Odoi

Plymouth Argyle: Cooper, Edwards, Wilson, Scarr, Gillesphey, Grant, Camara, Houghton, Mayor, Jephcott, Garrick

An upset, however, would see Plymouth Argyle in the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2007, when they qualified for the quarter-finals. Can they start over? Find out with the Chelsea vs Plymouth Argyle livestream, and we’ll show you how to do it below.

How to watch Chelsea vs Plymouth live stream for free in the UK

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The Chelsea vs Plymouth live stream will be broadcast live on BBC Red Button and BBC iPlayer (opens in a new tab)with a kick-off scheduled for 12:30 GMT.

If, however, you’re a Brit with a valid TV license who isn’t in the UK at the moment, you can still watch your regular services from your home country. All you will need is one of the best VPNs, like ExpressVPN (opens in a new tab). Read on and we’ll explain…

How to watch Chelsea vs Plymouth live stream wherever you are

The Chelsea vs Plymouth live stream will be shown on many different channels around the world, but what if you’re not in your home country and want to watch it on your regular service?

The answer is to use a VPN or virtual private network. A VPN will allow you to connect to your home coverage wherever you are, which means that if you are abroad you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the matches live as if you were in your living room.

Our current favorite is ExpressVPN (opens in a new tab), thanks to its combination of blazing speed, great customer service, and excellent device support. It also offers a 30-day, no-questions-asked money-back guarantee, so you can check it out without having to sign up long term.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we said, ExpressVPN (opens in a new tab) is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you want to connect to in the VPN app. For example, if you are in the United States and want to view a UK service, you would select UK from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch Chelsea vs Plymouth live stream in the US

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You are going to need ESPN More to watch the Chelsea vs Plymouth live stream – and indeed, to watch every FA Cup game this season.

ESPN Plus is ESPN’s standalone streaming service and is available through ESPN’s website and many of the top streaming devices.

How to watch Chelsea vs Plymouth live stream in Canada

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Canadian rugby union fans can watch Chelsea vs Plymouth live stream on Now (opens in a new tab). As well as being available through most cable services, Sportsnet Now can also be streamed online, so there’s no excuse not to tune in.

Canadians stuck abroad who still want their low-cost alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in a new tab) to trick their streaming device into thinking he’s back in the great white north.

How to watch Chelsea vs Plymouth live stream in Australia

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These lucky Aussies can watch the Chelsea vs Plymouth live stream on 10Play (opens in a new tab) – in fact, they can watch every FA Cup tie on the streaming service. 10Play is totally free – all you need to do is sign up with an Australian postcode.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in a new tab) to watch all the action on your account, as if you were back at home.

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