Don’t worry if you can’t get tickets for this weekend’s Premier League football clash between Chelsea and Arsenal – the game, of course, is exclusively live on BT Sport.

But if you want to get even closer to the action, why not experience it as if you’re actually there with virtual reality from BT Sport.

The big London derby is part of a BT Sport trial which will give fans a chance to use VR headsets to watch the game in four EE stores around London: Westfield Stratford, Oxford Street, Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road.

BT Sport will film the game using Virtual Reality cameras and is working with LiveLike, a VR platform company that allows broadcasters and sports teams to deliver immersive viewing experiences, so fans can choose from four different viewpoints. They will also experience the game as if they are pitch-side or sitting in the crowd.


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Jamie Hindhaugh, COO BT Sport, said: “BT is delighted to be bringing fans even closer to the action. We hope fans enjoy experiencing all the highs and lows of a football match via Virtual Reality. Fans and viewers are at the heart of our coverage and this is a great opportunity to experience this innovative new technology live in four of EE’s top London stores.”

The match kicks off at 5.30pm on Saturday 24 September and is being shown exclusively live on BT Sport.

Watch – See how the Great British public reacted to using virtual reality the first time below: