Barcelona vs. Chelsea Champions League live stream info, TV channel, time: How to watch first leg on TV, stream online
Barcelona and Chelsea write the next chapter of their Champions League history on Tuesday, when they meet in the first leg of their round of 16 tie at Stamford Bridge. After half of the first legs of the round were played last week, the other eight teams get in on the action this week as the Blues host one of the cup favorites.
It’s a fantastic opportunity to see two of the world’s most magical players in Barca’s Lionel Messi and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, but if the Spanish club gets a result, it will be without Philippe Coutinho. The talented Brazilian is cup-tied, meaning he can’t play for Barca in this cup after playing for Liverpool in the group stage.
How to watch Barcelona vs Chelsea
Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
TV: Fox Sports 1
Barcelona appears to be a strong favorite. In La Liga, the club is seven points clear of second-place Atletico Madrid at the top of the table. The treble isn’t out of the question for Barcelona: In addition to La Liga and the Champions League, Barcelona has qualified for the final of the Copa del Rey. Barcelona enters this match after topping Eibar 2–0 this weekend.
Though Chelsea hasn’t been in top form recently—Antonio Conte’s side sits in fourth in the Premier League, just a point ahead of Spurs—the Blues have won two straight matches, including a 4–0 win on Saturday over Hull City in the FA Cup fifth round. Chelsea is aiming to continue the Premier League’s strong form in this year’s Champions League; both Manchester City and Liverpool earned lopsided victories in their opening matches of the knockout stage last week. Manchester United will play Sevilla on Wednesday.
What channel is Chelsea vs Barcelona? Kick-off time, live stream details and more ahead of Champions League clash
Chelsea will hope to continue their recent upturn in form for the visit of Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League.
But Antonio Conte’s men will face an altogether tougher task than in their last two successive wins over West Brom and Hull.
Barcelona lead La Liga by seven points and also come into the fixture off the back of two victories.
And the Catalan giants will really be up for progressing in the tournament this year having watched rivals Real Madrid scoop the trophy in three of the last four seasons.
The match takes place on Tuesday February 20. Kick-off is at 7.45pm UK time.
Which channel is it on?
The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD.
Will there be a live stream?
You can stream the game via the official BT Sport App or website if it is part of your TV subscription package. If not, there is no free live stream of the match – but you can follow the action on Mirror Football’s Live Blog.