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Chelsea vs Wrexham Live Stream: How to Watch in US

Elliot Lee

Getty Elliot Lee of Wrexham celebrates after scoring the team's first goal during the Vanarama National League match between Wrexham and Boreham Wood at Racecourse Ground on April 22, 2023.

Chelsea and Wrexham will clash in an FC Series friendly on July 19 at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Stadium.

The match (8 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on ESPN, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream on ESPN+, FuboTV or DirecTV Stream.

Here’s a full guide on the different ways you can watch a live stream of Chelsea vs Wrexham:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Chelsea vs Wrexham live on the FuboTV app or FuboTV website.

Compatible devices for the FuboTV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Fubo credentials if you don’t have that.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ESPN is included in every one, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch Chelsea vs Wrexham live on the DirecTV Stream app or DirecTV Stream website.

Compatible devices for the DirecTV Stream app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your DirecTV Stream credentials to do that.


ESPN+

If you’ve used up all your free trials for other streaming services, ESPN+ is the cheapest way to watch a live stream of the fight. It’s also the only place to watch the undercard (5:10 p.m. ET start time):

Get ESPN+

ESPN+ also includes dozens of other live sports, every 30-for-30 documentary and additional original content (both video and written) for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year (or $13.99 per month for a bundle of all three of ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu).

Once signed up for ESPN+, you can watch Chelsea vs Wrexham live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com.

Compatible devices for the ESPN app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4 or 5, Xbox One or Series X/S, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Samsung Smart TV, Oculus Go, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” package. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with ESPN, and you can get your first month half off:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Chelsea vs Wrexham live on the Sling TV app or Sling TV website.

Compatible devices for the Sling TV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Sling credentials if you don’t have that.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which also includes access to both ESPN+ and Disney+ at no extra cost:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Chelsea vs Wrexham live on the Hulu app or Hulu website.

Compatible devices for the Hulu app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a participating cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Hulu credentials if you don’t have that.


Chelsea vs Wrexham Preview

This will be the first meeting between these two teams since the early 1980s. Both are in the United States for a brief tour before their respective seasons kick off in August. It will also be a first for Mauricio Pochettino, who will lead the Blues for the first time.

Owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who took over the club in 2021, Wrexham has seen a resurgence of late, securing a promotion to League Two of the English Football League in April.

Both squads showcasing their talents on American soil has football fans from across America lining up for a look.

“It’s interesting, I don’t know we’ve ever had an event this large that hasn’t been sponsored by either the town or the university,” Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger said. “That’s been a learning exercise, but we’re very excited about it. I’ve heard a lot of enthusiasm – a lot [of buzz] on social media too – of people coming to town, having tickets, and wanting to be a part of this.”

“Everyone has been talking about this game for weeks and there is a real buzz,” local business owner AJ Ragosta told The Athletic. “Chapel Hill is not a big town, so to get a Premier League team and a popular team like Wrexham here is such a rarity. It’s why so many were willing to pay ticket prices that weren’t cheap.”

Injury-wise, Wrexham has a clean bill, while Chelsea will be without Armando Broja (knee), Marcus Bettinelli (unspecified), Wesley Fofana (knee), Benoit Badiashile (hamstring), Hakim Ziyech (other), Romelu Lukaku (other), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (other) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (other).

Here’s a look at the recent records of both squads, as well as likely starting lineups:

  • Chelsea’s last five matches: WDLLW
  • Wrexham’s last five matches: WDWWD

Chelsea possible starting lineup: Kepa; Gusto, Chalobah, Silva, Chilwell; Gallagher, Fernandez, Chukwuemeka; Sterling, Jackson, Mudryk.
Wrexham possible starting lineup: Foster; Boyle, Tozer, O’Connell; Barnett, Young, Lee, Cannon, Mendy; Mullin, Dalby.