Chelsea takes on Barcelona at Stamford Bridge and then a return at the Nou Camp in their Champions League Round of 16 meeting. The good news is you can watch all the action live online for free.
If you’ve previously searched for ways to watch football online then you’ve probably come across a mass of dodgy streams. Not only are they illegal to view but also risk your computer or other device getting infected with some kind of virus or trojan.
The good news is both full matches are being shown live for free in certain countries. Below we’re going to show you how by using a simple app called a VPN you can tap into these streams. Allowing you to watch for free in the UK, Spain or anywhere else in the world.
If you want to watch two of the biggest teams in Europe go head-to-head then read on to find out how.
Chelsea vs Barcelona Champions League 2018
The entire Chelsea vs Barcelona game is being shown live online for free by Russian broadcaster MatchTV! If you’re in Russia you can simply visit their website to watch but if you’re outside you’ll be blocked.
To avoid this block you need to get yourself an app called a VPN which allows you to change your online location to Russia.
When using a VPN instead of being blocked you’ll be able to watch Chelsea vs Barcelona and the return leg Barcelona vs Chelsea in any country.
You can also watch on any device including Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. Just follow the simple instructions below.
How to watch Chelsea vs Barcelona Champions League Step-by-Step:
- Visit the VPN provider NordVPN and click Get NordVPN and sign-up. (You’ll need to enter payment details first but we’ll explain more further down)
- Click on the VPN Apps section of the NordVPN website and download the correct app for your device.
- Install the app, run it and login with your account details.
- On the world map locate Russia.
- Click on the Location Icon to connect.
It takes about 15 seconds for the NordVPN app to get connected to Russia.
Once it’s connected all you need to do is visit the MatchTV Live Stream page at the time of kick-off and you’ll be able to enjoy all the Chelsea vs Barcelona action.
You can also watch the return leg at the Nou Camp between Barcelona and Chelsea.
How can I watch for free
NordVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee so if you don’t wish to keep the service you can simply get a refund.
It is highly worth keeping the service though because it means you’ll be able to watch other matches. If you’re interested in Chelsea or Barcelona then you’ll be able to watch them as they progress to the quarter finals and if they go further in the competition.
Are VPN services legal?
VPN services are entirely legal. Their real purpose is to protect your online privacy to stop others from spying on what you’re doing.
One of the features of this privacy protection is they allow you to change your online location so you can appear somewhere else.
In the case of watching Chelsea vs Barcelona a VPN allows you to pretend you’re in Russia so you can bypass the region block on the official Russian stream.
When you access the MatchTV! website it just assumes you’re in Russia and so lets you watch the Chelsea vs Barcelona match.
Chelsea vs Barcelona Champions League Last 16
Chelsea takes on Barcelona on February 20th 2018 at Stamford Bridge in the UK with the return leg to be played on 14th March 2018 at the Nou Camp in Spain.
Kick-off is at 7:45 pm UK time for both legs of the game. Which is 8:45 pm on mainland Europe. You can compare the times in your timezone by using a website such as TheTimeZoneConverter.
Chelsea is without a doubt a good team currently sitting 4th in the Premier League, although a position they would probably like to be higher. A blow to the lineup shows they’ll start without Bakayoko when they play Barca at home.
Although after hammering Hull in the FA Cup, Chelsea will be in high spirits and with players like Willian and Giroud available they’ve got a strong lineup.
Barcelona, on the other hand, needs no introduction and sport the likes of Messi and Suarez who will be a force to be stopped by the English side.
Positive news for Chelsea is recently acquired player Coutinho won’t be available as he previously played a part in Liverpool’s progression in the competition which will no doubt come as a relief to Chelsea.
Don’t forget you can watch all the action live online completely for free using a VPN from NordVPN. Just click the button below to get one and follow the instructions earlier in this guide.