Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live – how to watch the FA Cup game online

The Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live stream looks like a prime candidate for an upset cup. Boro may be a Championship club, while Chelsea are the reigning world champions, but Middlesbrough have already shown they are capable of knocking down giants in this competition.

Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live stream, date, time, channels

The Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live stream takes place today (Saturday March 19).
Time 5:15 p.m. GMT / 1:15 p.m. ET / 10:15 a.m. PT
• United Kingdom: watch FREE on BBC iPlayer
• United States: watch on ESPN Plus
• Watch anywhere: try 100% risk-free ExpressVPN

Middlesbrough’s journey to the FA Cup quarter-finals has been nothing short of remarkable. A favorable 3rd round draw against League Two side Mansfield Town turned into a thrilling game when Middlesbrough blew a two-goal lead before breaking the stags’ hearts with a 95th-minute winner.

Then the promotion-seeking side took on Manchester Utd at Old Trafford in a game that most neutrals thought would be a convincing win for the home side. But Middlesbrough managed to respond to a 25th-minute goal from Jadon Sancho with a (rather lucky) goal from Matt Crooks, and the match was ultimately decided via a penalty shootout which was in favor of the visitors.

The team were then drawn against Tottenham in the 5th round, and were again struck out by many. For the second time, Boro seized the opportunity and after a nervous 90 minutes that ended in a stalemate, Josh Coburn found the net in extra time. A third draw against another top PL side seems hopelessly unlucky, but Middlesbrough have already proven they won’t be fazed by the odds or the opposition.

Chelsea’s run to that FA Cup quarter-final tie seems decidedly less special; the Champions League holders played and beat lower league sides Chesterfield, Plymouth Argyle and Luton Town, although Plymouth and Luton made the Blues work hard for those wins. Chelsea are undoubtedly the favorites in this match, but Middlesbrough will be their toughest test yet.

That match was also mired in controversy after Chelsea requested that it be played behind closed doors due to the club being sanctioned by the UK government and therefore unable to sell tickets. The request was eventually withdrawn, but the club faced a torrent of criticism for the arguably unsportsmanlike decision. Expect the Riverside Stadium crowd to raise their voices in protest.

In terms of squads, Middlesbrough are unchanged since their last game. Chelsea, unsurprisingly, remain a few players with an eye on the Premier League and Champions League tests ahead of them. Romelu Lukaku arrives on the front line alongside Christian Pulisic, with Kai Havertz falling to the bench. Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Hakim Ziyech and Malang Sarr are also in the starting lineup.

Here’s how they line up:

Middlebrough: Lumley, Anfernee Dijksteel, McNair, Fry, Jones, Crooks, Howson, Tavernier, Taylor, Balogun, Connolly.

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Mount, Sarr, Ziyech, Pulisic, Lukaku.

A cup upset doesn’t seem so far-fetched in this one, and it would be a special occasion if Middlesbrough were to bring down another Premier League giant. Can they start over? Find out with the Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live stream.

If you’re looking for more sports, we can also tell you how to watch the Premier League Week 30 matches and where to find the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix 2022 live stream. And don’t forget to follow live streams as well. direct from Wales against Italy, from Ireland against Scotland and from France against England in Six Nations rugby.

How to watch Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live stream for free in the UK

british flag

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

The Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live stream will be broadcast live on BBC Red Button and BBC iPlayerwith a kick-off scheduled for 17:15 GMT.

If, however, you’re a Brit with a valid TV license who isn’t in the UK at the moment, you can still watch your regular services from your home country. All you will need is one of the best VPNs, like ExpressVPN. Read on and we’ll explain…

How to watch Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live stream wherever you are

The Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live stream will be shown on many different channels around the world, but what if you’re not in your home country and want to watch it on your regular service?

The answer is to use a VPN or Virtual Private Network. A VPN will allow you to connect to your home coverage wherever you are, which means that if you are abroad you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the matches live as if you were in your living room.

Our current favorite is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of blazing speed, great customer service, and great device support. It also offers a 30-day, no-questions-asked money-back guarantee, so you can check it out without having to sign up long term.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you want to connect to in the VPN app. For example, if you are in the United States and want to view a UK service, you would select UK from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer or another service and watch the game.

Exclusive Discount on Tom’s Guide: Save 49% on ExpressVPN 12 month plan

How to watch Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live stream in the US

American flag

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

You are going to need ESPN More to watch the Middlesbrough v Chelsea live stream – and indeed, to watch every FA Cup game this season.

ESPN Plus is ESPN’s standalone streaming service and is available through ESPN’s website and many of the top streaming devices.

How to watch Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live stream in Canada

canadian flag

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

Canadian football fans can watch Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live stream on Now. As well as being available through most cable services, Sportsnet Now can also be streamed online, so there’s no excuse not to tune in.

Canadians stuck abroad who still want their low-cost alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to trick their streaming device into thinking he’s back in the great white north.

How to watch Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live stream in Australia

Australia Flag

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

These lucky Aussies can watch Middlesbrough vs Chelsea live stream on 10Play – in fact, they can watch every FA Cup tie on the streaming service. 10Play is totally free – all you need to do is sign up with an Australian postcode.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to watch all the action on your account, as if you were back at home.

VPN Statement

Previous Quirky cooking/action game 'Space Chef' confirmed for Switch
Next Announcing Rocket League-like golf game Turbo Golf Racing is coming to Game Pass at launch