2021/22 pre-season briefing part one: Growing from greatness

How to watch Chelsea matches this season

It is rare that a Champions League-winner is not picked for television coverage over the opening weekend, but such is the fate of Thomas Tuchel’s men. Last season all matches were carried live as no spectators were allowed.

Opening televised games
Villarreal (N), UEFA Super Cup – 8pm Wed 11 Aug (BT Sport)
Arsenal (A), Premier League – 4.30pm Sun 22 Aug (Sky Sports)
Liverpool (H), Premier League – 5.30pm Sat 28 Aug (Sky Sports)

To see where those and other games can be viewed where you live, check the Premier League website’s television guide, updated through the season.

The Blues’ defence of the Champions League will be on BT Sport in the UK, and broadcasters around the world can be found here on UEFA’s website.

Chelsea TV’s game day programming is back on the 5th Stand app, Facebook Live and our official YouTube channel with three live shows: pre-match (starting 75 minutes before kick-off), half-time and post match. They will include the first team news, exclusive interviews and Chelsea-oriented analysis. During games the 5th Stand, Chelsea’s official mobile app, will carry live audio and text commentary.

Back-to-back defending champions Chelsea Women can be followed through the FA Player app, which streams Women’s Super League matches live. Starting on 3 September, the WSL has a three-year deal with Sky Sports to broadcast a minimum 35 top-flight games live. Former Blues star Karen Carney is their lead analyst.