Watch Chelsea FC Vs. Tottenham Hotspur Live Stream: Start Time, Drama Over Kepa Start In Goal After Cup Fiasco

In a decisive match for the fates of both teams, the Chelsea FC matchup with Tottenham Hotspur may be overshadowed by Chelsea's goalkeeper controversy.

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In a decisive match for the fates of both teams, the Chelsea FC matchup with Tottenham Hotspur may be overshadowed by Chelsea's goalkeeper controversy.

Wednesday’s mid-week English Premier league London derby showdown between sixth-place Chelsea FC and third-place Tottenham Hotspur is a must-win for both teams. For Chelsea, their hopes of moving back into a UEFA Champions League qualification slot could ride on the three points on offer in the Stanford Bridge showdown. But for Spurs, anything short of a win effectively ends their dreams of taking their first English top-flight title since 1961. But the do-or-die importance of the match is already being overshadowed by drama surrounding Chelsea’s Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, as ESPN reported, who may or may not be given the start in his team’s biggest game of the season, a game that will live stream from Stamford Bridge.

To find out how to watch a live stream of Wednesday’s Chelsea FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur English Premier League clash, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time at the 41,600-seat Stamford Bridge football ground in London, England, on Wednesday, February 27.

In Italy and central Europe, kickoff will take place 9 p.m. Central European Time. And in the United States, fans can catch the game at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, noon Pacific. In India, the Blues-Spurs match starts at 1:30 a.m. India Standard Time on Thursday morning, February 28.

In Sunday’s Carabao Cup Final at Wembley, in the final minute of extra time in a scoreless draw and with a penalty shootout looming, Chelsea Coach Maurizio Sarri ordered backup goalkeeper Willy Caballero — a penalty kick-stopping specialist — to enter the game as a substitute for Arrizabalaga. But Kepa, as he is known to fans, simply refused to leave the pitch. Chelsea proceeded to lose the Cup on penalties to Manchester City. On Monday, Kepa apologized to his coach and teammates, according to The Guardian, and was slapped with a £190,000 — or $252,000 — fine by the club.

But Sarri said on Tuesday that he may add to that punishment by sidelining Arrizabalaga in favor of Caballero for Wednesday’s match, according to The Telegraph.

A win for Chelsea puts them level on points with Arsenal for the fourth position in the Premier League, per Sky Sports. For Tottenham, the three points are essential, and would halve their deficit to league-leading Liverpool, though the Reds would hold a game in hand.

Kepa Arrizabalaga refuses to come off the pitch.
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refusing to be substituted by Coach Maurizio Sarri in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final. Clive Rose / Getty Images

To watch the Chelsea FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur English Premier League crucial clash live stream online from The Bridge, access the streaming video provided by NBC Sports Live Extra, or by downloading the NBC Sports Live Extra app. The NBC service also streams on live set-top streaming devices such as Apple TV, Roku, and the Amazon Fire TV, allowing fans to watch the Blues vs. Lilywhites showdown streaming live on their TV sets.

But there is a way to watch the Premier League London derby live online for free, without a cable login. Fans may register for a free trial of an online streaming TV package, such as Fubo TV, Sling TV, or YouTube TV. All of those providers require credit card information and subscription fees, but each also offers a seven-day free trial, a week-long period during which fans can watch Wednesday’s English Premier League mid-week game live stream for free.

Alternatively, fans in many countries can watch a live stream of the top-six Premier League showdown by accessing the streaming video provided by Spurs Live Match Center, which will carry the game on personal computers.

In the United Kingdom, BT Sport Live will carry the live stream, while in Italy, Sky Go Italia will live stream the match. In Canada, fans watch the match with a subscription to DAZN. In India, HotStar has the live streaming rights to all English Premier League matches.

Most Caribbean countries will be able to access a stream though Flow Sports and the Flow Sports app, while throughout Africa, Super Sport has the rights to the mid-week match. A list of live stream sources for the Chelsea FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur match in numerous other countries around the world is available on Live Soccer TV.