Chelsea have released their new home kit for the 2021/22 season.
It’s that time of year when clubs release their new threads, usually wearing them for the first time in the latter stages of the campaign ahead of August’s fresh start.
And after a slew of leaked designs, Chelsea have now confirmed their new bike kit ahead of the new season with a striking resemblance to the latest leaked shirt.
The kit is said to be 60s inspired with a yellow trim, two-tone blue with a combination of chequered and zig-zags running through the shirt, along with the usual Three sponsor.
Inspired by the 60s, but as fresh as they come,” says the official release with an interesting video dropping to launch the new home shirt.
Men’s first team players Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner were all featured in the video, while women’s team stars Sam Kerr and Penille Harder also featured.
The whacky video has a heavy 60s theme, showing Werner getting the shirt out of a washing machine, while Ziyech plays the piano and Kerr steps out of a phonebox.
Mount then busts out the new threads in a backdrop of old televisions and Hudson-Odoi takes to the DJ decks.
The shorts and socks haven’t been shown in the release, but it’s expected the shorts will be the traditional blue with the yellow trim from under the arm of the shirt running down the side of the shorts.
Chelsea are set to debut the new kit on Saturday when they face Leicester City in the FA Cup final.
Though, Chelsea did have some bad luck when wearing next season’s new shirt in the 2008 Champions League final, so they might want to stick with their current threads for that all-important final with Manchester City.