Chelsea have unveiled their new home kit for the 2021/22 season today and, needless to say, the new Nike design has not gone down well.
Leaked images first circulated at the beginning of March and, at the time, supporters were not happy with some of the choices made. Now, we can see the final product, opinions haven’t changed much, although a few on Twitter don’t think it is as bad as the initial mock-up:
— Arsh Dhupar (@arshdhupar) May 13, 2021
— + (@LippeCFC) May 13, 2021
😢 it’s just so ugly 🤦🏻♀️
— Bobby Big Boobs Loves Chelsea FC (@missbobby_CFC) May 13, 2021
Well I was looking forward to the fa cup final
— Joeee (@joeecfc1905) May 13, 2021
— Tom Daw (@DawThomas) May 13, 2021
this kit honestly isn’t bad. yes some people don’t like it and nike could’ve done better but it will grow a lot on us
— Ali 💙 (@alicfc2005) May 13, 2021
This kit litterally hurts my eyes and makes me want to vomit
— Ryan Burton (@ryan4mj4eva) May 13, 2021
Nike are failing us
— K (@Bethwel_Kiprop0) May 13, 2021
Honestly doesn’t look as bad as I thought
— SamNorton (@samnort95) May 13, 2021
One of the worst ever.
— Unar Vegstein (@unarv) May 13, 2021
To be honest, the final design actually looks markedly worse than the originally leaked images. As well as the zig-zags, Nike have used a check pattern on the left-hand side of the shirt. Combined with the yellow trim, it looks pretty unattractive and not pleasant on the eye.
It may be the case that it grows on fans as the season goes on but, for now, a large section of supporters are not happy with the new home kit.