While details are still a little sparse, it’s claimed that Chelsea will be channelling the Gettysburg Freedomhawks* when they turn out at Stamford Bridge next season.
After being tipped off by a “reliable source”, indomitable kit narcs Footy Headlines reckon the Blue’s new Nike home strip will feature an “NFL jersey-style” collar.
They’ve even gone so far as creating a mock-up of the prospective shirt, which we assume/hope isn’t entirely serious…
Can’t quite envisage Eden Hazard swanning about in that one, though that may be because he’s a Real Madrid player by this point in our projected timeline.
Footy Headlines also add that the collar in question might be something along the lines of the ‘EQT’ template design used by Adidas in the early 1990s…
Those oversized, neck-chafing collars are always the worst bit about most retro kits, so we’d implore Nike to have a re-think before revisiting such a restrictive design element.
If they have to delve into the annals, why not give the classic ‘Chelsea 92-94 away’ neckline a reboot?
Other than it being entirely hideous, give us one good reason.
(*Hopefully Pies’ hopeless lack of American Football knowledge wasn’t overly apparent there.)