By Chris Wright
Presenting; the bona fide new Adidas home strip that Chelsea will be sporting as of next season…
According to the official blurb, the kit features ‘distinctive elements’ of several past Chelsea kits, taking inspiration from the club’s rich heritage by incorporating ‘design features from kits used in the early 1980s’ – such as the shadow striped design on the front panel.
In Layman’s terms, it’s a bit of a hotch-potch of a couple of old Chelsea shirts.
Yay or nay Chelsea-ites? Must admit, I’m not a big fan of the shirt myself.
Admittedly I’m a bit of a stickler for the ‘less is more’ retro approach, but a few too many different ‘design elements’ have been crammed onto the one shirt for my liking, resulting in a bit of a ‘purchased from a Spanish flea market for €15, fabric will ignite if exposed to direct sunlight’ vibe.
Additional pics via the great Soccer Bible.