Chelsea vs Zenit: how and where to watch - times, TV, online
All the information you need on how to watch Chelsea facing Zenit in match-day 1 (Group H) of the 2021/22 Champions League at Stamford Bridge stadium.
Chelsea kicks off its UEFA Champions League defense on Tuesday, welcoming Zenit St. Petersburg to Stamford Bridge in what will officially make the Blues the team to beat in the whole competition.
After 3-0 Premier League win over Aston Villa on Saturday, which featured Mateo Kovačić and new signing Saúl Ñíguez as the starting midfielders, there was a slight bit of hope that we could see N’Golo Kanté again in the lineup.
But while Kanté is on the right path to fully recover, head coach Thomas Tuchel and his medical staff prefer not to risk a quick return — while waiting for the derby against Tottenham coming up over the weekend.
Another important player who will miss the Zenit match is Christian Pulisic, as he’s not even back in training from the injury suffered during the last international break. It sounds more like it will be another couple of weeks.
What time does Chelsea-Zenit kick-off?
The 2021/22 Champions League group H opening game between Chelsea FC and Zenit kicks-off in London at 21:00 (CEST).
US ET: 15:00
US PT: 12:00
For everywhere else in the world, you can check here to see what time the Chelsea-Zenit match gets underway.
Where can I watch Chelsea-Zenit?
If the Champions League game is available in your country, you can check here to see what channels or platforms will be showing the game.
United States: TUDN USA, TUDN App, UniMás, Paramount+, Univision NOW, TUDN.com
United Kingdom: BT Sport
Is the Chelsea-Man Zenit game available online?
The Stamford Bridge stadium clash is available in most nations through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on.
Chelsea-Zenit live on AS English
You can also follow our live text commentary here on AS English. We will be building up to the match an hour or so from kick-off before giving you a minute-by-minute account from London as the action unfolds.