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How to watch Chelsea vs Bayern Munich: Live stream the Champions League fixture online

Can Chelsea topple German champions Bayern Munich in the opening leg of their 2019-2020 Champions League round of 16 fixture?

Chelsea welcome Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, 25 February in what promises to be a very tough Champions League round of 16 first-leg fixture. The action gets underway at 8pm, with the game being shown live on BT Sport.

The two English sides in action last week, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, both lost their first leg games, with the Reds suffering a 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid and Spurs going down by the same scoreline at home to RB Leipzig.

Chelsea currently occupy fourth in the Premier League – the final automatic Champions League qualification place – and ended a run of four league games without a win by beating Tottenham 2-0 on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are currently leading the Bundesliga with 49 points from 23 games, one point ahead of Spurs’ Champions League opponents, RB Leipzig. The club are gunning for their EIGHTH league title in a row and ensured they remained ahead of their rivals with a 3-2 victory over bottom side Paderborn last weekend.

Bayern have been the standout side in the Champions League so far this season, creating more chances, hitting the target more often and scoring more goals than any other side in the competition. They have found the net 24 times to date, with 10 of those goals coming from in-form frontman Robert Lewandowski, who is the competition’s top scorer.

The last English club in Champions League round of 16 action is Manchester City who travel to face Real Madrid on Wednesday, 26 February, at 8pm.

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How to watch Chelsea vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League live in the UK

The only Champions League channel is BT Sport after the broadcaster secured exclusive rights to the championship. There are a number of ways to watch BT Sport – even if you don’t have your broadband or TV with BT. It really depends on how you want to watch, how much you want to pay and what TV provider you already have.

If you already have a BT broadband and TV package, BT Sport is included as standard so you can just switch over to the relevant channel numbers, which on BT TV are between 408-419 for SD or 430-432 for HD.

If you already have BT broadband and BT TV but signed up before BT Sport was added as standard (2015), you can add BT Sport to your bundle for an extra tenner a month. If you already have BT broadband but not one of its TV bundles, you can add BT TV to your monthly package and BT Sport will be added automatically.

Sign up for BT TV and BT Sport via BT Broadband

Watch Chelsea vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League live on BT Sport on Sky

If you watch TV via Sky, you can add BT Sport to your list of channels for £29.99/mth for 12 months with a £20 upfront fee directly from BT. This includes access to the BT Sport App at no extra cost. If you’d rather sign up on a rolling monthly contract, the monthly price remains the same but you’ll need to pay £35 upfront but it will be the same monthly fee.

Both options include BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, BT Sport ESPN and BT Sport Extra in standard definition. If you want to watch sport in high-definition, you can add the HD pack for free for three months. It then costs £6.50 a month.

Alternatively, Sky now has new packages that include access to BT Sport channels.

You can now get all Sky Sports and BT Sport channels for £35 per month, saving 35% on standalone monthly subscriptions. Alternatively, you can add BT Sport to your existing package for £25.

New customers can get all Sky Sports and BT Sport channels plus Sky Entertainment for £47 a month – this usually costs £81.

Full details of all of Sky’s new packages can be found here.

Get BT Sport on Sky

Watch Chelsea vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League live on BT Sport on Virgin Media

If you already have Virgin Media broadband, you can upgrade your package to include TV and sign up to the BT Sport Pack (which also comes with two Sky Sports channels in HD) as part of the BT Triple bundle. This is not cheap, though, and costs £80.99 a month for 24 months.

It also comes with a £35 setup fee, a £30 network installation fee, and, if you also opt for Virgin’s 4K-ready, V6 box, you’ll also need to pay a £99.95 V6 activation fee. Like we said, far from cheap.

You can, alternatively pay an offer price of £65 a month over 12 months (down from £79) to get the BT Sport Pack in HD and 4K as well as the Sky Sports Bundle on the Bigger Bundle + Sports, which comes with a V6 box. The same installation fees apply, but this is a cheaper way to get access to more channels.

If you’re already a Virgin Media TV subscriber, the BT Sport channels are automatically included in Virgin TV Full House and VIP bundles. New and existing Virgin TV customers taking Player or Mix bundles can then add all BT Sport channels, including BT Sport 4K UHD, to their pack for £18 per month. Virgin Media’s BT Sports channels are found at 527-529.

Get BT Sport on Virgin Media

Watch Chelsea vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League live on BT Sport on TalkTalk TV

The prices to add BT Sport channels to your TalkTalk TV line-up costs the same as it does to add them Sky TV. However, it doesn’t come with the option to watch the channels in high definition, only SD. TalkTalk TV channels are the same as those on BT TV.

Get BT Sport on TalkTalk TV

How to watch Chelsea vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League live online on the BT Sport app

Once you’ve signed up for BT TV and/or BT broadband, you can watch all matches including highlights and news on the BT Sport app.

This app covers the same channels as those available via BT TV including BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, BT Sport ESPN and BT Sport Extra and is available for iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets, Apple TV, Xbox or Samsung Smart TV. You can also attach a Google Chromecast and stream the app from your laptop, tablet or phone to your standard TV.

Prices for the BT Sport app and BT broadband start at £39.99/mth for 18 months which includes line rental but comes with a £29.99 upfront fee. This basic package offers average speeds of 10Mbit/sec.

Alternatively, if you already have a BT broadband account you can add the BT Sport app for a tenner a month.

Get the BT Sport App with BT Broadband

How to watch Chelsea vs Bayern Munich abroad: use a good VPN service

If you don’t want to miss out on the action when you’re out of the country, your only option is to stream BT Sport channels over a virtual private network, or VPN. A VPN conceals your location, making your device and apps think you’re browsing from the UK. We think you should use one regardless because a good VPN service keeps all your browsing activity private from online snoopers and even from your own ISP.

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ExpressVPN: This is our highest-rated VPN because it’s the fastest we’ve tested. It can be used on five devices simultaneously and it’s the only service we’re confident will unblock BT Sport regardless of where you are in the world. The service has a generous 30-days no-questions-asked moneyback guarantee. Even better, our readers get three months free when they choose the one-year plan, saving you a massive 49%.

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