The Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream will see the eight-times FA Cup holders play a semi-final against a side who have never won the trophy. It’s streaming live FOR FREE on the ITV Hub — and if you’re not in the U.K. right now you can tune in via a VPN.
CHELSEA VS CRYSTAL PALACE LIVE STREAM, DATE, TIME, CHANNELS
The Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream takes place tomorrow (Sunday, April 17).
► Time 4.30 p.m. BST / 11.30 a.m. ET / 8.30 a.m. PT
• U.K. — Watch FOR FREE on the ITV Hub
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN Plus
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free
Chelsea are FA Cup royalty, with the third highest number of appearances in the final, including the last two. They lost both of those, against Arsenal and Leicester, and will be desperate to pick up winners’ medals this year, particularly as they’ve just been dumped out of the Champions League.
Boss Thomas Tuchel has a couple of selection dilemmas ahead of him. In goal, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy have both featured in past rounds, and there’s little indication as to which will start on Sunday.
Up front, Kai Havertz is almost certain to play, but he could be joined by Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic or even Romelu Lukaku. Werner has scored four in his past two games, while Pulisic has an excellent record against Palace, with five in six appearances, and Lukaku has now returned to full training.
Crystal Palace, meanwhile, have never won the FA Cup and have only two final appearances to their name, with the most recent in 2016. The chance to take on Man City or Liverpool at Wembley in May awaits Patrick Vieira’s increasingly accomplished side if they can dispatch Thomas Tuchel’s inconsistent Blues.
They’ll have to do so without star midfielder Conor Gallagher, though, as he’s on loan from Chelsea. The club did ask for special dispensation for him to play, but Chelsea turned down the request. To make matters worse, his most likely replacement, Michael Olise, has missed the past two games and may not be fit. Defender Tyrick Mitchell is also battling to recover from injury.
Liverpool await the winner here in the final, following their 3-2 win over Manchester City today. Which team will they face? You can find out by watching the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream — and we’ll show you how to do that below.
Plus, if you’re looking for more sport, we can also tell you how to watch the Premier League week 33 fixtures online wherever you are.
How to watch the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream for free in the UK
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The Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream will be shown live on ITV and the ITV Hub, with kick off set for 4.30 p.m. BST.
If, however, you’re an a Brit with a valid TV licence who isn’t in the U.K. right now, you can still watch your usual services from your home country. All you’ll need is one of the best VPNs, like ExpressVPN. Read on and we’ll explain…
How to watch the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream wherever you are
The Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you’re not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you’re abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.
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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we’ve said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you’re in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you’d select U.K. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to the ITV Hub or another service and watch the game.
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How to watch the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream in the US
However, Palace did lay down a marker when they hammered Blues legend Frank Lampard’s Everton 4-0 in the quarter-final.
Fortunately for Chelsea, they will not have to face Crystal Palace’s main man Conor Gallagher, as he is on loan from Stamford Bridge and ineligible to face his parent club.
And the South London club have their first chance to reach a final since 2016.
After crashing out of the Champions League at the Bernabeu, despite a battling display, the FA Cup is the only chance Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side have of lifting a trophy this season. Standing between them and a place in the final is Crystal Palace.
Patrick Vieira’s side have won admiration from many neutrals this season. The young, aggressive outfit are a far cry from the Palace side of recent years. A cup semifinal is the least they deserve for an impressive season.
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However, Palace will be without Conor Gallagher. The on-loan Chelsea man will not be eligible for this game, after Chelsea turned down a request from their opponents for him to feature. It’s a blow for the South East London team, but they have enough talent in their ranks to still pose problems for the Blues.
Thomas Tuchel will be looking for a response from his team after they failed to turn around their Champions League series against Real Madrid. Going out of two competitions in quick succession would be a real disappointment for the West London outfit.