It seems as though we’re getting a new kit drop by the day as the end of the 2016/17 season approaches, and next season draws closer.
While Manchester United and Arsenal jerseys have swept the internet in the last couple of weeks, it’s now the turn of Premier League leaders and would-be champions Chelsea to have images of their potential home shirt leaked before the official release. It’s certainly a different design to say the least.
It’s not yet confirmed as to whether this is the real thing, of course, but Nike’s first release as Chelsea’s kit supplier (if this actually is the one) will turn heads. It features a diamond grid design with potential inspiration taken from Chelsea’s home shirt of 30 years ago – from 1987 to 1989 – and one worn by the likes of Kerry Dixon and Pat Nevin.
However, it’s probably worth noting the shirt back then was what the club wore at the time they were relegated from the English top flight. That came amid riotous scenes at Stamford Bridge following defeat to Middlesbrough in the play-offs, though the club did bounce back and get promoted soon after.
We’re unlikely to see a repeat of such scenes this time around.