What channel is the Super Cup on? How to watch Liverpool v Chelsea

The Adidas Super Cup match ball commemorating the event during the Liverpool training session ahead of the UEFA Super Cup Final between Liverpool and Chelsea at the Vodafone Arena on...

The football season is getting into full swing with the UEFA Super Cup the next obstacle for Liverpool and Chelsea to navigate but how can we watch it?

With the football season ramping up into full gear this week, it's time for the traditional UEFA Super Cup curtain-raiser to help welcome in the new season. 

We may have already witnessed the first round of matches in the Premier League but already Liverpool and Chelsea, last season's European champions, are taking a break from League action to participate in the historic one-off match.

The UEFA Super Cup is being played in Instanbul this year but if you want to watch without the hassle of travelling all the way to Turkey then you're in luck as Liverpool v Chelsea is being shown live in the UK.

But which channel is it being broadcast on?

Special force police officers patrol in front of Besiktas Vodafone park stadium on August 10, 2019 ahead of the upcoming UEFA Super Cup football match between Liverpool and Chelsea, that...

Who's playing?

As one round of matches has already taken place in the Premier League, we've already been given a rough idea as to the two teams who will take the field in Istanbul tonight.

Liverpool's 4-1 thumping of newly-promoted Norwich surely sees the Merseyside team come into the match as favourites. 

After their big win to start the campaign, it's almost business as usual for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp who's expected to name a strong side against Chelsea but will be without star goalkeeper Alisson Becker after he picked up an injury in the Community Shield match on August 4th.

Meanwhile, Chelsea's 4-0 opening day embarrassment at the hands of Manchester United leaves new boss Frank Lampard with several tough decisions to make.

His youthful side fell to an unacceptably high-profile defeat which could see the novice manager make some drastic changes to his side to try and counteract the threat from Liverpool this time out.

Virgil Van Dijk of Liverpool celebrates scoring his teams third goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Norwich City at Anfield on August 09, 2019 in Liverpool,...

What channel is it on?

In years gone by, the UEFA Super Cup would have been available to watch on free-to-air channel ITV but since BT Sport acquired the rights to broadcast all European competition a few seasons ago, fans have been left needing a subscription to get the premium range of sports channels.

BT will be broadcasting their coverage of the match on several different platforms this year.

As well as standard coverage on the BT Sport 2 channel, viewers will also be able to tune in to watch the game on the BT Sport App and will also be able to watch for free on BT Sport's YouTube channel as well as on Virgin TV.

The pre-match build-up is scheduled to get underway at 19:00 with the match itself due to kick-off at 20:00. 

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United scores his team's third goal under pressure from Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC...

Re-live last year's finals!

To justify the cost of subscribing, BT are utilising their dedicated sport channel to broadcast both the Europa League and Champions League finals before the all-English showdown in the Super Cup gets underway.

To re-watch Chelsea's resounding 4-1 win over Arsenal in the Europa League final, BT Sport 2 is re-showing the match at 15:00.

Just after that, BT Sport 2 will be showing the Champions League final once again. If any of you want to re-live Liverpool's 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, then BT Sport 2 at 16:30 is the place to be.

Last season's finals will then make way for live coverage of the 2019 UEFA Super Cup getting underway at 19:00 with Liverpool the firm favourites to lift the trophy over Chelsea.    

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