All eyes will be on Wembley today as Chelsea take on Liverpool in the 2022 FA Cup Final. It’s a typically glorious May Cup afternoon. We have the team news just below. The latter two met at this stage ten years ago, with the Blues lifting the trophy after goals from Ramires and Didier Drogba either side of an Andy Carroll equaliser. Who will emerge victorious this time? The game is free on the BBC and ITV for those in the UK. Travel abroad? Make sure you know how watch a free Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream wherever you are in the world.
Squad news has arrived and it’s Diaz, Salah and Mane up front for Liverpool with a midfield of Henderson, Thiago and Keita ahead of a typical back-four including Konate in the line-up. Thomas Tuchel opted for his wing-back formation with James and Alonso on the flanks. Mount, Lukaku and Pulisic form the attack ahead of a predictable back three and midfield two.
Chelsea v Liverpool Live
To start up: 4.45pm BST
Free live stream: BBC iPlayer/ ITV Hub
Watch anywhere: try ExpressVPN without risk
British TV channel: BBC One/ITV
American feed: ESPN+ (11:45 a.m. ET)
Chelsea did not make their road to Wembley easy, conceding first in a 2-1 win over League One’s Plymouth Argyle and falling behind twice against Luton, before finding their bearings in routine wins over Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace . Liverpool haven’t beaten the Blues in 90 minutes since a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge in September 2020, so all signs point to a close game today.
Liverpool enjoyed a fairly easy run to their 15th FA Cup final, beating Shrewsbury Town, Cardiff City, Norwich and Nottingham Forest before sending a lackluster Manchester City to the semi-finals last month. The Reds will be halfway to a historic quadruple if they lift the trophy at Wembley. Is a repeat of the Carabao Cup final in sight?
The 2022 FA Cup Final kicks off today at 4.45pm (GMT) and 11.45am (ET). Read on to find out how to watch a free Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream, online and on TV, wherever you are in the world.
Watch a free live stream of Chelsea vs Liverpool
The BBC and ITV both have the rights to show Chelsea vs Liverpool in the UK, and it’s worth remembering that you can also take advantage of the coverage for free from abroad as a British national using a VPN (more details below).
Chelsea vs Liverpool will be available on UK TVs via BBC One, the BBC Red Button, the BBC Sport website or via the BBC iPlayer app which you can view on a smart TV, tablet, smartphone or through your browser.
The game will also be available on ITV, the ITV website and through the ITV Hub app, which is available to download for phones, tablets, laptops, TVs and other smart devices.
Aussies can also tune into the FA Cup for free using Paramount+.
Watch a Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream abroad using a VPN
Even if you have access to the BBC or ITV, you will not be able to use the BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub apps outside the UK without a VPN. The service will know your location based on your IP address and automatically block your access.
A virtual private network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, so the servers and services you access aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All information exchanged is fully encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, some more reliable and secure than others. Typically, we suggest a paid service like ExpressVPN that offers a 100% risk-free money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the service at any time during the first 30 days, you can cancel without any penalty.
How to use a VPN for Chelsea vs Liverpool
Using a VPN for BBC iPlayer is incredibly simple:
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.
2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you want to access. For the FA Cup, you can choose “UK” to access iPlayer or ITV Hub.
3. Next, head to iPlayer or ITV Hub on your browser or device and enjoy a Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream.
If for some reason you can’t get it to work, remember that you have a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You can also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and Surfshark, which offers round-the-clock support.
Watch a live stream of USA Chelsea vs Liverpool
ESPN and ESPN+ have the rights to show the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream in the US, as well as all other FA Cup matches and a host of other sports. All matches will be available in English and Spanish.
You can sign up for ESPN+, the channel’s online streaming service. It costs $4.99 per month or $12.99 for a bargain with Hulu and Disney+.
Of course, if you are British abroad, you can just watch Chelsea vs Liverpool for free instead on the BBC or ITV using a VPN, such as ExpressVPNwhich offers free BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub live streaming from anywhere in the world.
Australia: Chelsea vs Liverpool Live
If you’re in Australia, Paramount+ will be covering this season’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool. Paramount+ offers a 7-day free trial for new customers and costs $8.99 per month thereafter. The final starts at 1:30 a.m. (AEDT), so it’s probably not worth going to bed.
Stuck outside of Oz right now? you can always use a vpn to access a live stream without being blocked.
Watch Chelsea vs Liverpool live on DAZN
DAZN is the home of football in Germany, Italy, Japan, Austria and Switzerland, and is worth signing up for all the FA Cup action plus a host of other events.
Prices vary but are generally very favorable. DAZN usually offers a 7-day free trial, depending on your location. You can try it to watch Chelsea vs Liverpool then decide to cancel or continue your subscription.