In the only “Big Six” match of the English Premier League opening weekend, two iconic teams will open a new era as both Manchester United and Chelsea FC look to push back to the top of the table. They share 18 of the league’s 27 championships between them, however, they both unperformed last season.
For Chelsea, the game marks the Premier League debut of manager Frank Lampard, in just his second season as a manager after guiding Championship side Derby County to the promotion playoff final in 2018-2019. But the even bigger story for Chelsea will be the debut of United States national Christian Pulisic who, as USA Today reports, is expected to fill the Eden Hazard void, starting with the match that will live stream from Old Trafford.
To find out how to watch a live stream of Sunday’s Manchester United vs. Chelsea FC Premier League opening weekend featured match, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. British Summer Time on Sunday, August 11, at the iconic 75,000-seat Old Trafford football stadium in Greater Manchester, England.
In Italy and across central Europe, kickoff will take place at 5:30 p.m. Central European Time, while in the United States, fans can watch the game at 11:30 a.m. EDT, 8:30 a.m. PDT. In India, the Red Devils vs. Blues match starts at 9 p.m. on Sunday night, India Standard Time.
With Hazard’s departure for Real Madrid, the 20-year-old American Pulisic faces extraordinary expectations, especially after Chelsea paid $73 million to acquire him from German Bundesliga side, Borussia Dortmund — the highest fee ever paid for an American player, and the third-highest ever for a player younger than 21-years-old, according to Sports Illustrated.
On Manchester United’s side, the club placed 6th last season, five points behind 3rd place Chelsea, and out of the UEFA Champions League. Then, on transfer deadline day, they lost Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku to Serie A club Inter Milan, on a $90 million transfer fee, per CNN, the highest ever paid by the Italian club.
To watch the Manchester United vs. Chelsea FC English Premier League match live stream online from Old Trafford, log into the streaming video provided by NBC Sports Live Extra or download the NBC Sports Live Extra app. The NBC service also streams on live set-top streaming devices such as Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV, allowing fans to watch the Red Devils-Blues season-opening showdown streaming live on their TV sets.
There is, however, a way to watch the season opener from Manchester 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, allowing fans to catch Sunday’s United-Chelsea Matchday 1 clash live stream at no charge.
Alternatively, fans in many countries can watch a live stream of the Premier League featured opening weekend match by accessing the streaming video provided by MUTV, which will carry the game on personal computers an the MUTV app.
In the United Kingdom, Sky Go Extra will carry the live stream, while in Italy, Sky Go Italia will live stream the Saturday showdown. In Canada, fans can watch the live stream with a subscription to DAZN. In India, HotStar has the live stream rights to all English Premier League matches.
Most Caribbean countries will be able to access a live stream though Flow Sports and the Flow Sports app — though only SportsMax has the stream in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Throughout Africa, SuperSport has the live stream of Manchester United vs. Chelsea FC, and ESPN Sur carries the match in South America. A list of live stream sources in numerous other countries around the world is available on Live Soccer TV.