We are only a month into the new season but mockups of Chelsea‘s 24/25 home shirt have begun surfacing online.
FootyHeadlines, who are usually pretty reliable when providing details of new kits, claim the new jersey will have orange trimming and they have created concept art to better describe the rumours they have been hearing. Needless to say, the majority of Blues supporters on X are not impressed with the mockup that has been drawn up:
Not feeling this at all
— Lubz® (@Kubz02) September 9, 2023
— Kriminel (@jakawiti) September 9, 2023
This looks ridiculous, mid and it looks like Saudi Pro League jersey. That’s how bad it looks to me.
— Stone💚🌙 (@Stone__11__) September 9, 2023
I reject it
— Monaco🇳🇬🤌🏾 (@Cfc_Monaco) September 9, 2023
Nahh the orange proper killed it
— Skillz†💭 (@Boykelvin00) September 9, 2023
— Del Cfc (@Nurlito1) September 10, 2023
This is so ugly😭😭
— Obasa🦋 (@O_obasa1) September 9, 2023
Calm down. This won’t be released for at least 9 months. The whole design could be scrapped and remade in that time 🤥
— 𝔹𝕖𝕟𝕛 🆇 (@benxjnz) September 9, 2023
Nike are taking inspiration from past home shirts
While orange hasn’t been on a home kit for nearly thirty years, it was prominently used from the mid-80s until the early 90s.
Shirt manufacturers Nike have clearly looked at some of the Umbro jerseys that were made for the Blues during that period to inspire the latest design.
This is just a Chelsea concept kit
Nike’s recent shirts have not been the most popular and, while the American kitmaker have offered up some unique creations, many fans are understandably wary about how next year’s jersey will look.
FootyHeadlines are likely to be guessing a fair amount with their concept design, and Nike could also make significant changes before they finalise the details of the shirt. Even so, supporters should expect the colour orange to be used pretty prominently.