You no longer have to find that one bar in town that shows soccer to watch the English Premier League. In fact, you don’t need to even get out of bed (which is convenient, given some of the start times). Thanks to live TV streaming, it’s easy to find a Chelsea vs Manchester United live stream. The hard part is actually figuring out which service is right for you. Here’s everything you need to know to watch Chelsea vs. Manchester United (and the English Premier League in general) online.
Chelsea vs. Manchester United
When: 7:30am, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
Where: Stamford Bridge, London
Streaming: NBCSN, NBC Universo
Chelsea vs. Manchester United: Why it matters
Manchester United is looking up at surging Chelsea, and preseason pundits had it backward.
Fresh off World Cup magic, Jose Mourinho’s globe-trotting Red Devils entered his third season in charge as heavy favorites. (Pogba! Rashford! Lukaku! Oh my.) Chelsea, meanwhile, was breaking in a new head coach who inherited a pair of Belgian stars who reportedly wanted to leave the club. Two months later and Chelsea is tied for first place and Manchester United has fewer points than Bournemouth, a team it’s outspent on personnel by almost £100,000,000. It doesn’t help that Manchester United hasn’t won at Stamford Bridge since Sir Alex Ferguson was coaching. With Mourinho on the coaching hot seat, it’s time for his club to slow down Eden Hazard and find the back of the net. But don’t count on it. —Ramon Ramirez
Chelsea vs. Manchester United live stream: 7 ways to watch English Premier League online
Every major live TV streaming service offers NBC Sports Network and a couple of them offer NBC Universo as well. To help narrow down your options, here’s the essential info you need to decide how you want to watch Manchester United vs. Chelsea online.
Cost: $39.99 for your first month and $44.99 per month thereafter (with a seven-day free trial)
Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
If you’re the type of person who wakes up early every Saturday morning to stream English Premier League and schedules lunch breaks around UEFA Champions League matches, you’re going to want FuboTV. It launched specifically as a streaming service for international soccer, and while it’s expanded its scope significantly over the years, it’s still the best way to watch soccer online. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)
Cost: $40 per month
Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
If you’re looking for best overall value, it’s hard to top Hulu with Live TV. Your subscription not only gets you live access to all of the channels you see below, which includes NBCSN, TNT, and a full suite of ESPN channels, but it also comes with a free Hulu account and all of the awesome on-demand movies, TV shows, and documentaries that comes it. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
3) Sling TV
Cost: $25-$40 per month
Sling TV offers the cheapest way to get a Chelsea vs Manchester United live stream online (legally, at least). Its Sling Blue package, which costs just $25 per month, includes NBCSN, as well NBC Sports, FS1, and more. To get even more sports channels, you can upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue or add the Sling Blue Sports Extra pack. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.)
4) YouTube TV
Cost: $40 per month
YouTube TV is the only streaming service with channels dedicated to MLS. That’s probably not the most compelling reason to choose the service over its competitors, but it shows you where its priorities are. YouTube TV is loaded with sports options, from ESPN and NBA TV to the Big Ten Network. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
5) DirecTV Now
Cost: $40-$75 per month
DirecTV Now is the online version of DirecTV, and it shows. DirecTV Now offers the most channels for the least amount of money, without all the hastle and long-term commitments that the name “DirecTV” might suggest. If you’re an AT&T Unlimited customer, you can even knock $25 per month off your bill. (You can view the full DirecTV Now channels list here.)
Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month
Devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
PlayStation Vue is a little pricier than the competition, but it makes up for it with accessibility. You can stream PlayStation Vue on up to five devices at once, so you don’t have to worry about fighting with your roommates or your partner about who gets to stream at any given time. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)
7) NBC Sports app
Cost: Free to download
Devices: Roku, Apple Airplay, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox, iOS and Android devices
After you’ve figured out which of the services above works best for you, download the NBC Sports app. It’s fantastic. Not only does it give you a solid backup option, but it also unlocks a world of sports in its own right. With the NBC Sports app, you can live stream every NBC Sports channel that’s included in your cable or live TV streaming package, including regional NBCSN channels, the Golf Channel, and the Olympic Channel—not to mention all those other English Premier League games you’ll want to watch later.
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