Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg live stream and how to watch the Champions League for free online and on TV, team news

 Chelsea vs RB Salzburg club badges
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It's a night of firsts at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday as Chelsea and Red Bull Salzburg meet for the first time ever for Graham Potter's first game in charge of the Blues. Can he get things off to a winning start in the Champions League? Here's how to watch a Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg live stream, online and on TV, from anywhere today.

Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg live stream

Date: Wednesday 14th September

Kick off: 8pm BST / 3pm ET

Location: Stamford Bridge, London

Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN

Free stream: Paramount+ free trial (US)

Chelsea fans will get their first glimpse of their club's new era on Wednesday night when Graham Potter takes to the Stamford Bridge dugout for the first time. Chelsea lost their opening Champions League game in Zagreb last week, which led to the former Brighton boss taking Thomas Tuchel's place, and with all Premier League games postponed at the weekend Potter's had longer than expected to prepare for his first game in charge. Will we see a new manager bounce from the Blues?

Potter's first Chelsea line-up includes three changes, with Jorginho, Thiago Silva and Cucurella in for Fofana, Coulibaly and Chilwell, who all drop to the bench. Aubameyang continues to lead the line with Havertz and Sterling in support.

Red Bull Salzburg have never beaten English opponents in European competition before – a draw against Blackburn in 2006 is their best result on these shores – and have lost their last three Champions League away games in a row. They managed to hold AC Milan to a 1-1 draw on Matchday 1, so could they take advantage of Chelsea's lack of time on the training pitch with Potter and make fizzy drink history by going one better here?

Salzburg have a whole raft of players out injured and make four changes from the team that beat Ried away on Saturday, with Susic, Seiwald, Okafor and Fernando coming into the starting line-up. Graham Potter will be familiar with Brazilian left-back Bernardo from their time together at Brighton.

It's an 8pm GMT kick-off at Stamford Bridge tonight, 14th September 2022. Read on for more details on how to watch a Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg live stream for the 2022/23 Champions League, wherever you are in the world.

Watch a Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg free live stream


Soccer fans in the States are lucky enough to be able to watch the UEFA Champions League live through Paramount Plus – and the first 7 days are free. After that, you'll pay $5.99 a month. No contract.

Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg starts at 3pm ET today. Of course, Champions League on Paramount Plus is only available within the US. Away from home?

Use a VPN to access the live stream without being blocked.

We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Watch a Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg live stream from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg live stream rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30 days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

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How to use a VPN for Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg

Using a VPN is incredibly simple:

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Champions League, you may wish to choose 'US' for Paramount Plus.

3. Then head over to Paramount Plus on your browser or device and enjoy the Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, then do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You could also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24 hour assistance.

UK: Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg live stream with BT Sport

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BT Sport

BT Sport has the rights to the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and 52 2022/23 Premier League football matches in the UK. You can subscribe to BT Sport direct and also through both Sky TV and Virgin Media.

Alternatively, a BT Sport Monthly Pass costs just £25 a month in the UK, making it one of the cheapest ways to watch top-flight football without signing a long-term contract.

Full BT Sport package from £15 per month
The other option for BT customers is to upgrade their TV package to include the sports channels. You can add all of the BT Sport channels for just £15 per month. For the Big Bundle, which includes all the Sky Sports too, it's £40 per month – more expensive, granted, but you'll never miss a match again.

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This UK-only pass gets you full access to all the BT Sport channels for a simple monthly fee. Enjoy the Premier League, Champions League and more through the BT Sport app on smart TVs, mobiles, tablets, games consoles, Chromecast or through the BT Sport website. No contract, no fuss.

Those on Virgin Media will need the Virgin V6 box and a 4K TV to make sure they're getting the action at maximum resolution. With the basic Big Bundle, BT Sport is £18 per month but all five BT Sport channels, including Ultra HD, are included on the larger TV packages which start at £69 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles.

BT Sport Ultimate is not available on the Sky TV platform but anyone with an Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV or a Samsung TV can watch the Champions League in 4K HDR using the BT Sport app with the BT Sport Monthly Pass. No contract required.

Watch a Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg live stream in Canada

Football fans in Canada can watch Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League group stage live on DAZN.

A subscription to the streaming service costs $20 (CAD) a month or $150 (CAD) a year.

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DAZN Canada has the rights to every Champions League 2022/23 live stream, plus Bundesliga, UEFA Europa League, Premier League, US Sports, fightsports, and more. No contract. Cancel anytime.

Watch Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg in Australia

If you're in Australia, local streaming service Stan Sport provides live coverage of the Champions League group stage fixture between Chelsea and Red Bull Salzburg, Europa League and Europa Conference League.

To begin with, there's a Stan 30-day free trial. After that, you choose your base package and the necessary sport add-on costs AU$10 a month on top (so, from $20 a month in total).

Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don't forget that you can use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked.

2022/23 Champions League fixtures for September and beyond

Luka Modric with the Champions League trophy
Luka Modric with the Champions League trophy

All matches kick off at 8pm GMT (3pm ET) unless otherwise stated.

Tuesday 13th September (Matchday 2)
Liverpool vs Ajax
Rangers vs Napoli
Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs Atlético Madrid
FC Porto vs Club Bruges
Viktoria Plzen vs Inter Milan 17:45
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona
Sporting Lisbon vs Tottenham Hotspur 17:45
Marseille vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Wednesday 14th September (Matchday 2)
AC Milan vs Dinamo Zagreb 17:45
Chelsea vs FC Red Bull Salzburg
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celtic 17:45
Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig
FC Copenhagen vs Sevilla
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
Juventus vs Benfica
Maccabi Haifa vs Paris Saint Germain

Tuesday 4th October (Matchday 3)
Ajax vs Napoli
Liverpool vs Rangers
Club Bruges vs Atlético Madrid
FC Porto vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen 17:45
Inter Milan vs Barcelona
Marseille vs Sporting Lisbon 17:45
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Tottenham Hotspur

Wednesday 5th October (Matchday 3)
FC Red Bull Salzburg vs Dinamo Zagreb 17:45
Chelsea vs AC Milan
RB Leipzig vs Celtic 17:45
Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Manchester City vs FC Copenhagen
Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund
Benfica vs Paris Saint Germain
Juventus vs Maccabi Haifa

Tuesday 11th October (Matchday 4)
Dinamo Zagreb vs FC Red Bull Salzburg
AC Milan vs Chelsea
Celtic vs RB Leipzig
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid
FC Copenhagen vs Manchester City 17:45
Borussia Dortmund vs Sevilla
Maccabi Haifa vs Juventus 17:45
Paris Saint Germain vs Benfica

Wednesday 12th October (Matchday 4)
Napoli vs Ajax 17:45
Rangers vs Liverpool
Atlético Madrid vs Club Bruges 17:45
Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs FC Porto
Barcelona vs Inter Milan
Viktoria Plzen vs Bayern Munich
Sporting Lisbon vs Marseille
Tottenham Hotspur vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Tuesday 25th October (Matchday 5)
FC Red Bull Salzburg vs Chelsea 17:45
Dinamo Zagreb vs AC Milan
Celtic vs Shakhtar Donetsk
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid
Sevilla vs FC Copenhagen 17:45
Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City
Benfica vs Juventus
Paris Saint Germain vs Maccabi Haifa

Wednesday 26th October (Matchday 5)
Ajax vs Liverpool
Napoli vs Rangers
Club Bruges vs FC Porto 17:45
Atlético Madrid vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Inter Milan vs Viktoria Plzen 17:45
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Marseille
Tottenham Hotspur vs Sporting Lisbon

Tuesday 1st November (Matchday 6)
Liverpool vs Napoli
Rangers vs Ajax
Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs Club Bruges 17:45
FC Porto vs Atlético Madrid 17:45
Bayern Munich vs Inter Milan
Viktoria Plzen vs Barcelona
Marseille vs Tottenham Hotspur
Sporting Lisbon vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Wednesday 2nd November (Matchday 6)
Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb
AC Milan vs FC Red Bull Salzburg
Real Madrid vs Celtic 17:45
Shakhtar Donetsk vs RB Leipzig 17:45
FC Copenhagen vs Borussia Dortmund
Manchester City vs Sevilla
Juventus vs Paris Saint Germain
Maccabi Haifa vs Benfica

Knockout stage dates

Round of 16 draw: 7 November

Round of 16: 14/15/21/22 February & 7/8/14/15 March 2023

Quarter-final and semi-final draw: 17 March 2023

Quarter-finals: 11/12 & 18/19 April 2023

Semi-finals: 9/10 & 16/17 May 2023

Final: 10 June 2023