Chelsea's defence of the UEFA Champions League begins with a home tie against Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday 13 September.

Thomas Tuchel's men come into the tournament as one of the heavy favourites to retain their trophy after a brilliant summer of recruitment saw Romelu Lukaku rejoin the club alongside former Atletico Madrid midfield general Saul Niguez.


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Chelsea opponents and reigning Russian champions Zenit will be looking to give a better account of themselves this time around after exiting the competition limply in the group stages last year.

Can Sergei Semak's side spring the shock of Matchday 1 with an impressive win at Stamford Bridge?

We'll be showing every minute exclusively live on BT Sport, so read on for all the information on how to watch the action from west London.

When is Chelsea v Zenit?

Coverage gets underway at 7.45pm (8pm KO) on Tuesday 14 September, live on BT Sport 2 HD and BT Sport Ultimate.

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

How to watch Chelsea v Zenit on your mobile or tablet

Watch on the go with the BT Sport app with a link to the live stream available at the top of the homepage when our coverage gets underway.

With the enhanced video player featuring an interactive timeline, multi-camera functionality, 360° live streaming and highlights, the app truly offers the most-immersive viewing experience available.

It's available to download for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets; and offers far more than just live streaming options.

How to live stream Chelsea v Zenit on your laptop

Chelsea v Zenit is available to live stream here!

You can follow the link above or access the live stream via when our broadcast begins.

With access to in-game stats, real-time table changes and more, our matchday page will enhance your viewing ever further.

How to watch Chelsea v Zenit on TV

*BT Sport customers can download the BT Sport app on PS4, Xbox, NOWTV, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TVs (2015 models onwards). To watch the action, follow the link at the top of the homepage.

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What if I can't watch 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 We'll also publish in-game clips throughout the 90 minutes.

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.

What live football does BT Sport show?

We're showing every Champions LeagueEuropa League and Europa Conference League match exclusively live this season as the home of European football plus plenty of Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, National League and much, much more.

For full details of BT Sport's upcoming live football schedule, check out our What's on BT Sport page.