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Premier League giants clash in London.
First place Manchester City looks to keep its unbeaten season alive when traveling to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea. Watch the Chelsea vs. Manchester City live stream to see if Maurizio Sarri’s high-pressure tactics can conquer the defending champions and keep Chelsea in fourth place, just barely in the UEFA Champions League spots.
Chelsea vs. Manchester City
- When: 12:30pm ET, Saturday, Dec. 8
- Where: Stamford Bridge in London
- Streaming: NBC Sports, NBC Universo, and NBC Sports app
Chelsea vs. Manchester City live stream: How to watch online for free
Every major live TV streaming service offers NBC Sports, and a few of them offer the Spanish alternative, NBC Universo. No matter which option you select, you’ll be eligible for a free trial. Even better, your subscription credentials can be used with the NBC Sports app, giving you another way to live stream Chelsea vs. Man City.
- Cost: $39.99 for your first month and $44.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
FuboTV is one of the leading live TV streaming services, offering a compelling combination of sports (NBA TV, NFL Network), entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), and news (MSNBC, CNN) channels in its core package. But where it really shines is with international soccer, offering UniMas, 10 beIN Sports channels, NBCSN, FS1 and FS2, and more, so you can watch everything from English Premier League to La Liga all in one place. You’ll also get three-day replay for games and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)
2) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, and iOS and Android devices
Sling TV offers two base channel packages, both of which cost just $25 per month: Sling Orange, which contains three ESPN channels, and Sling Blue, which boasts FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, and plenty more, in addition to local channels. Sling Orange + Blue combines the two packages for $40 per month. To get the most international soccer action, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month) to get BeIn Sports. The main difference between the two is that the latter also includes NFL RedZone. Alternatively, you can add Español: Best of Spanish TV package for Sling Orange or Sling Blue and get two BeIN Sports channels. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.)
- Cost: $40-$44 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- 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 has always been the best option for catching up on your favorite TV shows online. Now it’s also one of the best ways to watch live programming and sports. Hulu with Live TV offers 60 channels, including a full suite of ESPN channels, FS1 and FS2, NBCSN and CBS Sports Network, not to mention all of the major local TV channels. The best part: Every Hulu with Live TV subscription unlocks Hulu’s full catalog of on-demand entertainment, so you can watch movies, documentaries, anime, and Hulu original series when the game’s over. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
4) YouTube TV
Cost: $40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
Just how dedicated is YouTube TV to streaming soccer? The service offers three channels devoted to MLS teams, a feature no other streaming service can match. YouTube TV also offers ESPN and ESPN2, Big Ten Network, and specialty channels like NBA TV and MLB Network. If you’re looking to split a service with roommates, YouTube TV is ideal: You can add up to six accounts per household, and each one of those accounts gets unlimited cloud DVR. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
5) DirecTV Now
Cost: $40-$75 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
DirecTV Now, the online alternative to DirecTV, offers five different channel packages. While the entry-level Live a Little package ($40 per month) covers most of your bases, for international soccer, you’ll want to get the Todo y Mas (“Everything and More”) for $45 per month. This package is geared toward Spanish-speaking viewers, with channels like Univision, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo, and CNN En Español. It’s the only DirecTV Now option that includes beIN Sports, which you’ll need for La Liga matches. (You can view the full DirecTV Now channels list here.)
Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
Devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
If you want to stream live TV via your PlayStation, this is your best option, but you don’t need a gaming console to use PlayStation Vue. The streaming service is also available via Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices and even Kodi. Which is great, because you can stream on up to five devices at once, so you can watch on your phone without worrying about causing problems for someone at home. PlayStation Vue offers four different levels of channel packages, but you’ll find most of what you need in the entry-level Access package, which costs $44.99 per month. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)
Chelsea vs. Manchester City: Why it matters
City looks to keep the train rolling this week without Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero, who are injured. But Chelsea has other plans, and its hot start to the season has the Blues right in the middle of the race for top-four. Italian superstar Jorginho has been a great summer signing, but his role as the deepest-lying midfielder makes Chelsea weaker overall because it pushes World Cup winner N’golo Kante further upfield. Jorginho will face a major test against the Citizens, with a relentless attack and constant passing patterns that will confuse any defense. Man City already mastered possession soccer, and the team becomes more dangerous each game as the speed of play rises. City is so good with the ball that it will always get the goal if you choose to defend the whole game, and almost no team has the technique to beat them in possession. Eden Hazard will need to be at his best if he is going to lead his team to victory, because City is the best team in England, and the favorite to win it all in Europe. Chelsea will get their goal from Hazard but Pep Guardiola isn’t in the losing business, Chelsea 2-3 Man City.
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Jackson Fowler is the Daily Dot's resident soccer expert. He's an editorial intern with the newsroom this semester. You can follow him on Twitter at @jacksonflwoer.