Chelsea FC, has released their new away kit for the 2018-19 season, with Nike taking the West London club back to a yellow strip for the first time since 2015.
The strip, made by Nike, includes yellow shorts, royal blue socks and few creatives to reflect the club’s history, with the lion from the club crest sitting on the jersey neckline. Around the neck of the kit, is the phrase ‘Football is the game’ and ‘Blue is the colour.’
Eagle-eyed fans will have noticed Eden Hazard modelling the new kit alongside N’Golo Kante, Gary Cahill and Fran Kirby, despite growing rumours of a move to Real Madrid. New boss Maurizio Sarri will be hoping Chelsea’s luck wearing yellow proves true this season.
Chelsea first wore yellow jersey in 1963, with the kit becoming more famous in the 1970s. However, the Blues last wore a yellow away strip in the 2014/15 season, where they were crowned Premier League champions. They also wore yellow when they lifted the FA Cup in 2009 – a trophy they will hope to retain this year. The Blues’ new away shirt costs £90 as published on Nike website.
This follows up report of new Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, being asked by Roman Abramovich to change his habits. Sarri has been ordered to wear a suit on matchdays, rather than his usual tracksuit approach and has also been told to cut out his half-time cigarettes.