Champions League final 2021: Man City v Chelsea - Live stream, TV channel and how to watch on BT Sport

Find out how to watch Man City v Chelsea in the 2021 Champions League final here. From kick-off time to when & where, we've got all the info on how to watch it exclusively live on BT Sport.

Published: 29 May 2021 - 10.57am

It will be an all-English affair in the 2020/21 Champions League final as Premier League rivals Man City take on Chelsea for club football's greatest prize.

The Porto final will officially bring the curtain down on the European club season with two of Europe's most elite sides remaining in the race to be crowned the best of the best.

After a season of thrills, spills, shocks and high-octane drama, the Champions League is set for a climactic conclusion.

Read on, or use the links below, to find out how you can watch live coverage of the showpiece with BT Sport on Saturday 29 May.

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Match preview

It all comes down to this. 221 days after the group stages began, Man City and Chelsea collide with the coveted Champions League trophy at stake.

After years of agony in Europe, Pep Guardiola’s intrepid Premier League winners are on the brink of completing owner Sheikh Mansour’s ambitious project by claiming a maiden Champions League crown.

They have already secured a fifth league title in nine years, as well as the Carabao Cup, and are on the verge of completing one of the most successful seasons by an English club ever.

Notwithstanding an uncharacteristically sluggish start to the season, they have blitzed the domestic competition and brushed aside Borussia Monchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain en route to Porto’s iconic Estádio do Dragão.

It’s been a case of no striker, no problem for Guardiola, who has employed a false nine system in City’s biggest moments this season.

Their superlative cast of attacking midfielders – spearheaded by Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez – has been in inspired form at home and on the continent and will be pivotal in Portugal.

“We fought together and we’re in the final of the Champions League, and those are nice words,” said Guardiola, who is looking for his first European crown since departing Barcelona.

“Every day these guys have been consistent and this is remarkable.”

Standing between them and European glory are a Chelsea side whose momentum has stalled under Thomas Tuchel in recent weeks.

After a blistering start under the former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss, they limped into the Premier League’s top four on the final day despite losing at Aston Villa.

In fact, they have suffered defeat in three of their last four matches in all competitions (including the FA Cup final against Leicester) and appear to have lost form at the worst possible moment.

Champions League Final Preview Show

Join us live on BT Sport 1 HD and online from 8pm on Friday 28 May as the BT Sport football team look ahead to Manchester City v Chelsea at Estádio do Dragão in Portugal.

The full show will also available to subscribers on demand later that evening, while there are several repeats scheduled. Check out our TV Guide for more information.

They will, however, take solace in their recent record against Man City.

A late Marcos Alonso strike handed them a rare Premier League win at the Etihad weeks after they ended City’s hopes of an unprecedented quadruple with a 1-0 win in the FA Cup semi-final.

The ubiquitous N’Golo Kante and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy look set to be fit for the Porto showpiece after returning to training. Timo Werner is likely to lead the line, flanked by Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic.

Chelsea have, of course, been here before. They defied the odds to lift their first ever Champions League crown in 2012 after stunning Bayern Munich in Germany and they’ll be looking to repeat those heroics nearly ten years later.

After missing out in last season’s final with former club Paris Saint-Germain, Tuchel will have extra motivation to go one better this time around.

Will Man City finally claim the holy grail? Or can Chelsea become two-time Champions League winners? Watch all of the action from the biggest game of the season only on BT Sport.

When is the 2021 Champions League final?

The 2020/21 Champions League will be decided on Saturday 29 May, bringing to a close a campaign that has captivated audiences around Europe.

Where is the Uefa Champions League final?

For the second year running, the venue for the Champions League final was changed last-minute due to coronavirus restrictions. Moving from the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, it will now be hosted at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto, Portugal.

What time is the Champions League final?

Our coverage of the showpiece event gets underway at 6pm with build up, insight and analysis from our stellar panel of European football experts ahead of kick off at 8pm.

What TV channel is the 2021 Champions League final on?

Coverage of the final is on BT Sport 1 HD and in ultra-definition on BT Sport Ultimate from 6pm.

BT Sport Ultimate uses the latest streaming technology to bring you closer to the action. With events showing in HDR, 4K and 4K HDR, you’ll get the best pictures possible on your device.

The match is also available to live stream on the BT Sport app or right here on btsport.com - full details below.

How can I watch the Uefa Champions League final for free?

There are a number of ways to watch the Champions League final for free, on TV, mobile devices and games consoles. Read on for full details.

How to watch the 2021 Champions League final on digital devices

BT Sport app (mobile, tablet, smart TVs and consoles)

Anyone in the UK can watch the Champions League final for free with the award-winning BT Sport app, available to download on mobiles, tablets, selected smart devices and games consoles.

A link to the live stream will be available at the top of the homepage when our coverage gets underway at 6pm.

With the enhanced video player featuring an interactive timeline, multi-camera functionality, 360° live streaming and highlights, watching on mobiles or tablets truly offers the most immersive viewing experience for the Champions League final.

BT Sport subscribers, meanwhile, can enjoy all the action in stunning 4K HDR or watch the game with up to three friends on mobile devices thanks to our groundbreaking new Watch Together feature.

The BT Sport app is available to download for free and offers far more than just live streaming, with a huge catalogue of premium video and brilliant editorial features.

*The Champions League final will be shown in 4K HDR. Anyone intending to watch in 4K HDR will need a BT Sport subscription and the BT Sport app on compatible mobiles and tablets, Samsung Smart TVs (2015 onwards), Xbox, PlayStation 4 Pro, Fire TV, Android TV, NOW, Roku or Google Chromecast. Apple TV users can watch in 4K or HDR, while a 4K stream will also be available on Netgem.

**The Champions League final will be shown in VR360 on the BT Sport app on mobiles and tablets.

***The BT Sport app will show the final for free on the following large-screen platforms/devices and games consoles: Samsung Smart TVs (2015 onwards), Apple TV 4K, Chromecast Ultra, Xbox One (X and S), Playstation 4 & 5, Fire TV, Android TV, NOW, Roku, Google Chromecast and Netgem.

btsport.com (laptop, mobile and tablet)

The Champions League final will also be available for free on btsport.com for laptop viewers, again via the acclaimed enhanced video player.

All you have to do is open this live stream page at 6pm. Once you've checked out the latest form and line-ups, you can hit 'Watch Live' to get straight to the heart of the action.

If you'd prefer to watch on your phone or tablet but don't want to download the BT Sport app, you can watch all the action for free on btsport.com with our standard web mobile player right here.

YouTube

That's not all, non-subscribers will also have the option of watching the game through the BT Sport YouTube channel.

And while you're there, make sure you subscribe to the channel to get the very best BT Sport content.

How to watch the Uefa Champions League final on TV set-top boxes

Again, there are a number of ways to watch the Champions League final on TV set-top boxes. 

BT TV customers can tune in on channel 430 (HD) or 433 (4K UHD). On Sky, customers should go to channel 413 (HD), while non-customers can add BT Sport to their TV subscription.

The action will also be free to watch on Virgin Media set-top boxes on channel 532 (HD) or 533 (4K UHD).

What if I can't watch the Champions League final live?

No problem. A highlights package of the clash will be made available to all shortly after the game on both the BT Sport app and btsport.com. We'll also publish in-game clips throughout the 90 minutes.

A full replay of the match will be accessible on all digital devices immediately after the live broadcast concludes.

There will also be several opportunities to watch the match in full on TV and online after the event. For more information on the latest listings, check out our TV Guide.