Pictures of Chelsea’s home shirt for the 2022/23 season have leaked out online and supporters are not too impressed with what they have seen.
It does appear as though that Nike are going for a more back to basics design in terms of a plain royal blue, but the inclusion of the patterned collar and buttons have not been well received.
Most fans on Twitter are disappointed with Nike’s latest attempt, with many questioning the choices that the manufacturer has made for kits over the past few seasons:
I’m def not buying this 😖
— Chelsea Babe🇿🇦 (@Boitumelo_MB) February 9, 2022
Seriously need to go back to Adidas
— THE KINGS OF LONDON CFC (@andrewhammett94) February 9, 2022
agree – what is this at the collar?!?!
— 𝗮𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗯𝗹𝘂𝗲 (@AustriaBlue) February 9, 2022
— fafazaza (@weirdoshitt) February 9, 2022
It’s better than this years at least in my opinion 😅
— 0ni 👺 (@oniCFC) February 9, 2022
Nike must really hate us. Not one good home kit in 5 years
— Liam O’Gorman (@CFC_LOG) February 9, 2022
Can’t wait for Chelsea to be done with Nike. Not one good kit so far. That big ugly 3 doesn’t help either 😭
— TMV Blue (@mitvikraman) February 9, 2022
That kit is horrible , looks out of shape the collar looks weird , the button doesn’t suit it and it’s way to plain . This years is way better
— simon curtis (@scicurtis) February 9, 2022
Nothing stops these dudes from designing a good kit, but they just always mess up with the home kit.
— christella ✝️ (@unexpectedchris) February 10, 2022
Nike have certainly not ingratiated themselves to supporters with their home shirts since they took over from Adidas in 2017. An obsession with including patterns or new colours have made their home shirts very hard to like and this latest one seems to be just as divisive.
Whether the design will change at all between now and when the kit is released in the summer, we shall have to wait and see.