The heated cross-London rivalry between Chelsea and Arsenal goes international next Wednesday as the teams travel to Baku in Azerbaijan to compete in the 2019 UEFA Europa League final. The situation may be a little absurd, but the stakes are no less high and this guide will tell you how you can watch every minute of the game with a Chelsea vs Arsenal live stream from absolutely anywhere in the world.
While it's true that more of the football world's attention turns to the Champions League final to be played on the following Saturday, Europe's second competition should not be taken lightly. As well as that frankly gorgeous trophy, the prize at stake is a place in next year's Champions League. That's a huge incentive for Arsenal, who failed to make the top four in this year's Premier League.
So a win in Baku for Unai Emery's men would salvage an otherwise flat first season in charge. It hasn't been completely devoid of positives – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goal tally and connection with Alexandre Lacazette bodes well for the next campaign. A few smart summer signings (with the replacement of outgoing Aaron Ramsey a priority) and the good times may start flowing again at the Emirates.
Despite finishing third in the league, it's been a similarly chequered season for Chelsea and boss Maurizio Sarri. He's been fighting the revolt of fans (and, it's rumoured, some players) and now has a transfer ban and the expected departure of Eden Hazard to contend with, too. Can the fleet-footed Belgian with support from the likes of Gonzalo Higuaín and Willian make this the perfect end to the season?
It's certainly a tough one to call. We're not sure which side of London will hold that Europa League trophy in their cabinet for the next year. But to make sure that you don't miss a minute of on-pitch action, we've found the ways to watch a Chelsea vs Arsenal live stream. It's good news for some, as it's being shown absolutely FREE in some parts.
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How to live stream Chelsea vs Arsenal from outside your country
The Premier League is so big now that a Chelsea vs Arsenal encounter is going to be of interest to a whole international crowd – check out how to watch the Europa League final if you live in US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India below.
While the free BT Sport Europa League final live stream is only accessible within the UK – if you're abroad for this one then you'll be told that you're not allowed to watch. That's really disappointing if you happen to be on holiday or away for business this week.
That said, there is still a way to get around the geo-block – and it's really simple to do. You need to download and install a VPN, which will then allow you to alter your IP address to one in the UK. That means your laptop, mobile or TV streaming device will think it's back at home in the UK and will therefore allow you to stream that free BT Sport website or YouTube to watch as if you were back at home. The same goes if your a resident of anywhere else and want to watch your domestic coverage from overseas.
Here's how to stream the Europa League final live from anywhere in the world with a VPN in three very simple steps:
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