Images purporting to show Chelsea’s new third kit have leaked out online and supporters are not particularly impressed with the design.
The shirt is officially a ‘Sesame’ colour, which can be classed as off-white / gold, with the only other notable details being the black/orange trim on the sleeves and the black rear collar panel.
Fans on Twitter have been rather scathing in their opinions of the kit, with many also questioning why the ‘3’ sponsorship logo remains on the shirt:
Looks like an old unwashed school shirt
— Falcon 3:16 ( #LM7 🐐) (@falcon_316) June 1, 2022
— | Nuvola| 🌧 (@Nuvola56911467) June 1, 2022
Worst from Nike
— Ṣ Ọ̀ D Ɛ Ɛ Q 🕊 (@Alao97810635) June 1, 2022
Nike actually hate us
— 🌕 (@CameronCFC9) June 1, 2022
What this color
— بطل دوري ابطال اوروبا 2021 (@nawaf198110) June 1, 2022
It’s basically Liverpool’s 21-22 away kit 🤬
— Alfie Cheeseflaps (@cfcexplains) June 1, 2022
Why do we still have the 3 logo
— Aburime Evans (@i_am_snave) June 1, 2022
Thats so bad man…
— Utsav lal (@uklal98nashik) June 1, 2022
Whats Three doing on the shirt?
— Sir Godzy😊🇬🇭 (@Akwei_Godzy) June 1, 2022
It is believed that ‘3’ will remain on Chelsea’s shirts until a replacement can be found but, even without addressing that issue, supporters are right to be rather underwhelmed with the design of the third kit.
While some will be pleased that there are no patterns or graphics, which Nike have been prone to including on their jerseys in recent seasons, the choice of colour means it’s unlikely to sell like hotcakes.