Chelsea vs Watford live stream, Sunday May 22, 4pm
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Chelsea will be looking to end the Premier League season on a high when they host Watford on Sunday.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have in effect secured a third-place finish with a game to spare. They are thus guaranteed to be playing Champions League football next season, but there is clearly still work to do to close the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City.
That will be Tuchel’s target next term, but it will not necessarily be easy: Chelsea need to restock in defence as several key players look set to depart this summer, while the fact Todd Boehly’s takeover has still not gone through could affect the club’s recruitment plans.
This has been a season to forget for Watford, who will be back in the Championship next term after a one-season stay in the Premier League. The Hornets could still finish bottom of the league if Norwich beat Tottenham and they lose at Stamford Bridge; even if they finish 19th as is likely, Watford have struggled to compete this season. Sunday’s game could be Roy Hodgson’s last in management, with the 74-year-old having admitted he will probably not seek another job after bidding farewell to Vicarage Road.
Chelsea will have to make do without Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell, while Andreas Christensen will not be involved after Tuchel revealed he asked to be withdrawn from the matchday squad for the FA Cup final. Timo Werner, Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz will all need to be assessed.
Watford will be unable to call upon the services of Cucho Hernandez, Imran Louza, Juraj Kucka, Samir, Ismaila Sarr and Emmanuel Dennis. Josh King and Kiko Femenia have been out with illness but could be back in the matchday squad for the trip to west London, while Tom Cleverley and Nikolas Nkoulou are expected to be available for selection.
Kick-off is at 4pm BST on Sunday May 22 and is not being shown on UK television. See below for international broadcast options.
Use a VPN to watch Premier league football from outside your country
If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.
But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.
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UK TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers
US TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers
NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country.
Canada TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers
DAZN (opens in new tab) subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.
The broadcaster also has all the rights to Champions League and Europa League games in Canada, too.
Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above.
Australia TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers
Optus Sport (opens in new tab) are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.
To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page.
New Zealand TV rights
How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers
Spark Sport (opens in new tab) are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial.
It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.
Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.
Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).
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