After a surprisingly poor start to the season, West Ham picks momentum in recent weeks and followed up their crucial win over relegation rivals Everton with a hard-fought draw away at Newcastle last Saturday.
Despite those two strong results, the hosts still find themselves precariously placed in the 17th position, and come into this capital clash having lost eight of their last 10 London derbies.
Chelsea, meanwhile, has made an inauspicious start to life under new manager Graham Potter, winning just one of their seven games since the start of 2023 — a string of results that has seen them plunge to ninth in the Premier League.
A $360 million spending spree during the recent transfer window, which saw Mykhailo Mudryk, João Félix, and Enzo Fernández join the Blues, only appears to have added to Potter’s selection problems, while in turn adding to the pressure already surrounding the former Brighton coach.
Below, we’ll outline the best live TV streaming services to use to watch the game live wherever you are in the world.
West Ham United vs. Chelsea: When and where?
West Ham host Chelsea at the London Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 11. Kickoff is set for 12.30 p.m. local time in the UK (7:30 a.m. ET, 4.30 a.m. PT in the US, and 11.30 p.m. AEST in Australia).
How to watch the West Ham United vs. Chelsea game online from anywhere using a VPN
If you can’t watch the match locally, you may need a different way to view the game — that’s where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it’s also a great idea if you’re traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.
With a VPN, you’re able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.
Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the United States, UK, and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you’re streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.
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Livestream the West Ham United vs. Chelsea game in the US
This EPL clash is streaming on USA Network, which you can access as part of your cable package or at the NBC Sports website with a valid login, and can be streamed via FuboTV and Sling TV.
Livestream the West Ham United vs. Chelsea game in the UK
Premier League rights in the UK are split between Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video. The West Ham vs. Chelsea game is exclusive to BT Sports — showing on its BT Sports 1, BT Sports 1 HD and BT Sports Ultra channels. BT Sport can be obtained either directly through BT as part of one of its many TV bundles or added to Sky and Virgin packages if they’re your provider. You can also avoid any commitments and sign up to a 30-day, contract-free BT Sport Monthly Pass.
Livestream the West Ham United vs. Chelsea game in Canada
If you want to stream the clash at the London Stadium live in Canada, you’ll need to subscribe to FuboTV Canada. The service has exclusive rights to this Premier League season.
Livestream the West Ham United vs. Chelsea game in Australia
Football fans Down Under can watch this match on streaming service Optus Sport, which is showing every single Premier League game live in Australia this season.
Quick tips for streaming the Premier League using a VPN
With four variables at play — your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN — your experience and success when streaming EPL matches may vary.
If you don’t see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the “search for city or country” option.
If you’re having trouble getting the game after you’ve turned on your VPN and set it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area.
If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs — like Roku — don’t have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you’ll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you’re using (like your phone) so that any device on its Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.
All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main site for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a cable network’s sports app, you’ll be asked to verify a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help, since both devices will appear to be in the correct location.
And remember, browsers can often give away a location despite using a VPN, so be sure you’re using a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We normally recommend Brave.