Images that apparently show Chelsea’s new home shirt for the 2020/21 season have leaked out online, and it appears Nike are going with a minimalistic design this time around.
Rather than having Stamford Bridge included in the background, the kit manufacturer have gone for a v-shaped pattern, with a round open neck and black trimming.
Mobile phone network 3 will also be replacing Yokohama Tyres as the main shirt sponsor. Supporters are very much split on whether the new design is good or not:
Digging the simplistic design. Only way to make that monstrosity of a ‘3’ look better
— Junior (@JnrBeats) June 27, 2020
I don't like this at all 😩 Looks like a training kit, nothing special to me. No Chelsea vibe 😧
— Jimmy Block (@BlockVII) June 27, 2020
it’ll look better in person and on the players and i don’t think the 3 is that bad actually. the kits always grow on you as the season goes on
— Sauceinho✖️ (@sauceinho) June 27, 2020
Another boring uninspiring kit from @nikefootball the only decent one they’ve done is a copy of the 1970s FA cup kit.
— SydneyNiner (@SydneyNiner) June 27, 2020
Big fan! Really like this!
— Flip (@Lxmpard) June 27, 2020
This one is 🔥
— EHIS🎼 (@Iamjahsent) June 27, 2020
Atleast it'll look cool when pulisic/Werner/Tammy/Ziyech scores a hat-trick
— Lil Uzi Werner (@CFCInd_) June 27, 2020
Really liking this! But the 3 is a major turn off😂
— Hariharan (@HariHaran3131) June 27, 2020
— , (@RegistaGilmour) June 27, 2020
The “3” is offensive but it is what it is. Otherwise, I love the jersey!
— Sammy (@sammydrogba) June 27, 2020
It may well be a kit that grows on you, although having the 3 sponsor’s logo on the front of the shirt may get some getting used to.
Of course, fans won’t care too much about what Chelsea’s kits look like if they have a successful season. Manager Frank Lampard has already begun preparations for the new campaign, with the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werne,r and there is certainly a lot of optimism around the club at the moment.