Both Chelsea and Ajax had European tournament success last year, with Chelsea winning the Europa League final and Ajax making a deep run in Champions League, coming one Lucas Moura miracle from reaching the final. This year, the teams ended up in the same Champions League group, where Ajax is currently leading with two wins out of the gate. Chelsea hopes to change that when it comes to Amsterdam on Wednesday.
Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Chelsea vs. Ajax, including what to watch for on the pitch.
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Chelsea vs. Ajax
- When: 12:55pm ET, Wednesday, Oct. 23
- Where: Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Streaming: TNT, TUDN, B/R Live
Chelsea vs. Ajax live stream: How to watch Champions League matches
The match is on TNT, TUDN and B/R Live; the following services provide a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch Champions League matches for free.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with all Champions League matches (via the TNT and TUDN family of channels), NBC and NBCSN, 10 beIN SPORTS channels, FS1 and FS2. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)
FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.
- Cost: $44.99 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
3) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some Premier League matches appear; see if yours has it here.) If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS to catch La Liga action and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)”https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/services/sling/”>Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- PlayStation Vue local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
PlayStation Vue is a fantastic option for soccer fans who already own a PlayStation console, but this streaming platform is available on a variety of devices. NBC and NBCSN (where the Premier League live) are part of the Core package of channels that offer soccer and other sports programming, and the options increase at the Elite and Ultra levels.
5) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great option for soccer fans, including TNT for Champions League matches, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
6) B/R Live
- Cost: $9.99 per month or $79.99 for 12 months
- Devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku players and TV, and iOS and Android devices
B/R Live is a subscription service that is essential for soccer fans, as it carries all matches for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. It also offers an array of other sports, including the National Lacrosse League, All Elite Wrestling, ONE Championship, and the World Armwrestling League. It also carries top sports talk, including The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show.
Chelsea vs. Ajax: What to watch for
Chelsea’s prior Champions League outing was a 2-1 win over Lille, offsetting its opening day 1-0 loss to Valencia. In that match, Tammy Abraham and Willian proved the goals needed to get past the French side. More recently, in Saturday’s Premier League match, Marcus Alonso’s 73rd-minute goal was just enough for Chelsea to outlast Newcastle and leapfrog Arsenal to reach fourth in the table. Christian Pulisic had a good sub turn in that one, perhaps taking a bit of the sting out of his trip back to the States.
Ajax, despite losing some star players from last year’s epic run, won its first two Champions League matches, including a 3-0 win over Valencia to match its 3-0 opening day win over Lille. The squad’s also at the top of the Eredivisie table, unbeaten in 10 matches, but with a big Die Klassieker rivalry match coming up against Feyenoord on Sunday. Though Ajax has some of its key players from last year featuring–owing to the team’s continued success, Americans will be interested to see if Sergino Dest, currently contemplating an international commitment to either the United States or Netherlands, will get a test on his home turf.
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