The English Premier League’s championship match for the FA Cup is quickly approaching us. Some say the Arsenal Gunners and Chelsea Blues played well in the semi-finals. Others say the Manchester teams played sloppily. You can’t deny that this match will be intense. Surprisingly, both of these teams were underdogs in the semifinals. For this match, the teams will play on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 at 6 pm BST (British Summer Time). If you want to see how it plays out, there are are a few ways you can do that.
Arsenal and Chelsea have been rivals for some time. Being in the same city, their rivalry goes back ages. Going back to 1871, the tournament winners automatically go to the UEFA Europa League. If you want to watch this classic battle between these teams, there are several ways to do so. Because this is the championship game, BBC1 is covering it and you can watch it by using the BBC iPlayer. Additionally, you can find it on BT Sport with a valid subscription. For US-based fans, ESPN+ is showing coverage, as long as you have a subscription to the stand-alone service. Our Canadian friends can watch it on SportsNet or on the SN Now app with a valid subscription. If you want to see different coverage, you will need to connect to a VPN in one of the locations. When you do, you will be able to enjoy the championship match without the geo-restrictions.
How to Watch Arsenal vs Chelsea Match from Anywhere
Above, there are a few different ways to watch this FA championship match. For the sake of this guide, we will use the BBC iPlayer to show you how to unblock restrictions.
- Sign up for ExpressVPN (includes a 30-day risk-free money-back guarantee)
- Download and install the ExpressVPN app on your device.
- You can select between Windows, macOS, iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. They also have a custom app for Amazon Fire TV devices.
- Since we are using the Player, you’ll want to connect to a VPN server in the UK to get coverage.
- Now, go to BBC iPlayer and log in or create your BBC account.
- Enjoy the live streaming access of the Arsenal Vs Chelsea game.
About this Match
Arsenal with its 13 championships is the most successful team in the FA Cup. Of course, Chelsea has the third-highest success rate. Both teams have done extremely well this season. Because they have both beaten the odds this season, you can’t go wrong no matter which team you are pulling for. The bottom line is, this match is sure to be brilliant on both sides of the field.
As we mentioned, coverage for this match begins @ 6 pm BST on BBC iPlayer and for the US and Canada, 1 pm EST on ESPN+ and SN Now. As long as you have valid subscriptions for the last two services, you can enjoy them from anywhere. If you do have a pay-tv subscription and want to watch it on the BT Sport app, you can do that as well. However, you can still watch it on BBC iPlayer if you are traveling or otherwise outside of the UK, as long as you connect to a good VPN service. If the match is exciting as the semi-finals, you won’t want to miss out on this great match up.
For those that already have access to one of the apps, subscriptions to a sports channel, or a BBC account like we mentioned above, you have an easy path as long as you connect to a VPN. Even though three of the options above require a subscription, you don’t need to have a pay-tv account or subscription for the iPlayer. No matter where you are, you can use our suggestions for the best options.
The key to being able to watch this event is gaining access to the right channel or service. Once you find the best option for your needs, you can use a VPN to get around any geographic restrictions. Streaming services are launching at a record pace. Since Sling TV has added a sports package, you can gain access to popular sports channels including ESPN, BeIN Sports, and Univision Deportes for sports not on ESPN+. If you haven’t tried it yet then you can sign up for a 7-day free trial. NOW TV will give you access to Sky Sports, but you won’t need it if you plan on watching it via the BBC iPlayer.
You don’t have to miss out on the excitement of this great FA Cup championship because there is sure to be plenty of action. Both teams are poised and ready to become the next FA Cup champions. If you have friends that love EPL football, let them know so they can enjoy the match from anywhere in the world with a VPN.