How to watch Chelsea vs Southampton Carabao Cup live and free in Australia
Struggling Southampton head to London to face the might of Chelsea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
Chelsea's quest for more silverware under Thomas Tuchel continues when it hosts Premier League rival Southampton in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup this week.
The Blues sit on top of the Premier League table and have won their last 4 matches in all competitions, including a 7-0 belting of Norwich City on the weekend.
Things aren't quite as rosy for Southampton. The Saints have managed just 8 goals from 9 league outings this campaign, but have managed 10 from 2 Carabao Cup matches.
When is Chelsea vs Southampton Carabao Cup?
Kick-off is at 5:40am AEDT on Wednesday 27 October. The game takes place at Stamford Bridge in London.
How to watch Chelsea vs Southampton in Australia
All matches of the Carabao Cup are broadcast via beIN SPORTS, which is available on Foxtel, Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and beIN SPORTS CONNECT in Australia. We have a guide to the Carabao Cup here.
Stream Chelsea vs Southampton on Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports carries all three beIN SPORTS channels as part of its enormous catalogue. That means you can catch all the Carabao Cup action live and in HD.
After Kayo's 14-day free trial, a subscription to the basic package is $25/month and is perfect for those who only need access to two screens. For those who need that extra screen to stream the premium package is $35/month.
Kayo also offers a range of special features you won't find anywhere else, like SplitView, which allows you to watch four sports at once. Taking advantage of Kayo's free trial, you could try out the Carabao Cup, plus all of Kayo's 50 other sports including the new NBA season for no cost.
Stream Carabao Cup on beIN SPORTS CONNECT
beIN SPORTS CONNECT is the channel's own streaming service. It has two subscription models: $19.99 a month or $179.99 a year. In addition to a mountain of football, beIN SPORTS CONNECT also has some tennis and rugby.
If you're a new customer, you'll be able to watch via beIN SPORTS CONNECT's 14-day free trial. It's compatible with the likes of Apple TV, Chromecast, AirPlay, PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices plus Sony Smart TVs.
Chelsea vs Southampton Carabao Cup fourth round prediction
This is the second meeting between the teams in recent weeks; Chelsea winning the last meeting, also at the Bridge, 3-1.
In Chelsea's 4 matches this October, Tuchel's team has scored 15 goals and conceded just 1.
The Blues have lost in this round of the League Cup in 4 of the last 6 seasons and will be without Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner for this match. Magnificent midfielder N'Golo Kante will return after missing the Norwich game.
Southampton will be without forward Mohamed Elyounoussi, another loss to an attack already struggling without captain James Ward-Prowse, who remains suspended.
While form suggests the Blues should make light work of the Saints, this competition is renowned for delivering surprise results. Still, it's the Blues for us.