Chelsea vs Blackburn live stream: how to watch the Carabao Cup today, team news

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Watch a Chelsea vs Blackburn live stream

Looking for a Chelsea vs Blackburn live stream? This match is being shown on beIN Sports in Australia, which offers a free trial to new users. If you live in Australia but you're away from home right now you can use a VPN to unblock the stream from anywhere. For full details on how to watch Chelsea vs Blackburn where you are, take a look below.

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Date Wednesday, November 1
Time 12.45pm PT / 3.45pm ET / 7.45pm GMT / 6.45am AEDT
Live streams: beIN Sports FREE trial (AUS) | ESPN Plus (US) | DAZN (CA)
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Chelsea vs Blackburn: preview 

The Chelsea vs Blackburn live stream sees two teams toiling in mid-table in their respective divisions looking to relieve some frustration with a good cup run. 

Chelsea fell to defeat once again at the weekend with Mauricio Pochettino’s side continuing their struggles to score. If the Blues don’t take their chances today, Rovers could well punish them. Amidst an ongoing injury crisis, Chelsea will be boosted by the return of club captain Reece James to the starting XI.

Blackburn’s last match in this competition was an exciting affair, a 5-2 win over Cardiff City. Fans and neutrals alike will be hoping for more of the same. Rovers are undoubtedly the underdogs on the road against the billionaires from West London but they will be determined to give a good account of themselves.

Both sides have some pedigree in this competition and would love to be back in the quarter-finals. Chelsea have won it five times, while Blackburn won it back in 2002. 

Here's how they line up:

Chelsea: Sanchez, James (c) Disasi, Badiashile, Cucurella, Ugochukwu, Enzo, Gallagher, Palmer, Sterling, Jackson

Blackburn: Wahlstedet, Brittain, Carter, Hill, Pickering, A. Wharton, Travis (c), Garrett, Markanday, Moran, Leonard

Want to tune in? Of course you do. Here's how to watch a Chelsea vs Blackburn live stream online from wherever you are in the world.

FREE Chelsea vs Blackburn live streams

Where to find FREE Chelsea vs Blackburn live streams

The Carabao Cup is stuck behind a paywall in most countries, though there is a way to watch Chelsea vs Blackburn for free.

That's because the game is being shown on beIN Sports in Australia, which offers new subscribers a 7-day free trial. After that, a subscription costs AU$14.99 per month or AU$149.99 per year.

Aussie abroad? Use the No.1 streaming VPN to unblock your usual coverage from anywhere. Details below.

How to watch Chelsea vs Blackburn live stream from outside your country

We've set out how you can live stream Chelsea vs Blackburn in a number of countries around the world. However, if you're away travelling, you probably won't be able to watch the Carabao Cup game like you normally would at home. This is the result of geo-blocking - best understood as digital borders that restrict certain services and content to specific parts of the world.

A good streaming VPN can let you get around these digital borders, while also offering robust protection from cybercriminals and government snooping. They're also very easy to use.

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Global Chelsea vs Blackburn live streams

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How to watch Chelsea vs Blackburn: live stream in the US without cable


ESPN Plus is showing Chelsea vs Blackburn, along with every Carabao Cup game this season. Kick-off set for 3.45pm ET / 12.45pm PT on Wednesday afternoon.

The streaming service also has the rights to the NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA Tour golf, Top Rank boxing and EFL, FA Cup, Bundesliga and La Liga soccer.

Monthly plans cost $10.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $109.99 a year.

But there's even better value to be had if you grab ESPN Plus as part of the big Disney Plus Bundle. As well as ESPN Plus live sports and documentaries, you'll get access to the hugely impressive Disney Plus catalog, which features Marvel movies, every Simpsons episode ever, the complete Star Wars canon, Pixar films, and much more, plus all the great shows and movies that Hulu offers.

And the cost is super reasonable – you only have to pay $14.99 a month for the Disney Plus bundle – $24.99 if you want to ditch the ads.

Out of the US and want to watch your home coverage? No worries - just use a VPN as described above.

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Chelsea vs Blackburn live stream: how to watch online in Canada


Streaming service DAZN is the place to watch Chelsea vs Blackburn in Canada, along with every game from this season's Carabao Cup. Kick-off is set for 3.45pm ET / 12.45pm PT on Wednesday.

DAZN costs CA$29.99 a month or $199.99 a year. Away from home? No problem.

Use a VPN to watch Chelsea vs Blackburn on DAZN while abroad.

Not only do you get every Carabao Cup game, but DAZN is also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Champions League, Europa League and EFL Championship soccer! It's also got the rights to every single NFL game.

DAZN comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices). 

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Can you watch a Chelsea vs Blackburn live stream in the UK?

Sky Sports is the place to tune into this season's Carabao Cup action, but Chelsea vs Blackburn hasn't been selected for broadcast, meaning you can't watch it live in the UK.

Unless you already subscribe to an overseas streaming service that's showing the game, such as beIN Sports or ESPN Plus.

While geo-blocking will prevent you from accessing your go-to stream like you would at home, getting a VPN service will allow you to digitally alter your location, allowing you to watch your preferred coverage without a hitch.

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How to watch Chelsea vs Blackburn: live stream in Australia


beIN Sports has the rights to show every Carabao Cup game in Australia. The only catch is that Chelsea vs Blackburn is set to kick-off at 6.45am AEDT first thing on Thursday morning.

If you don't have it as part of a pay TV package, you can also sign up to beIN Sports as a standalone subscription, costing $14.99 per month or $149.99 per year after you've taken advantage of a FREE 7-day trial.

As well as the Carabao Cup, beIN Sports has the rights to Lige 1, Serie A, Bundesliga and EFL Championship football, Pro14 rugby, and ATP and WTA tennis. 

Don't forget, you can take your coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN will sort you out.

Charlotte Henry

Charlotte Henry is a journalist who has covered all things tech and media for a number of years for various publications. She reported in-depth as tech companies became media companies and vice versa. In her newsletter, The Addition, she focuses on the ever-changing streaming ecosystem as the likes of Netflix, Apple TV+ and Disney+ fight for supremacy. Charlotte is also a close follower of sport (she’s a Spurs fan…) watching everything from Premier League football to Major League Baseball. Charlotte’s first book “Not Buying It: The Facts Behind Fake News” was published in 2019. Away from work, she can often be found at heavy metal concerts and festivals.