Chelsea have unveiled their new 2016-17 season away kit as well as their new third kit, featuring Ruben Loftus-cheek, Oscar and Nemanja Matic.
After an 11 year deal with Adidas, the kit labelled as ‘striking’ will be the last in collaboration with the brand as the Blues agreed to terminate the deal in May.
On Chelsea’s official website, a statement was released describing the shirt as featuring a “striking design [that] combines engineered melange stripe fabric in grey and black with neon yellow accents, short shoulder stripes, a two-colour crest and an engineered collar tape featuring ‘Chelsea FC’ text.”
Replicas of the shirt are priced at £55 on the official Chelsea online shop, with shorts costing £30 for adults and £25 for kids, and the socks priced at £13, amounting to £98 for the full adult replica kit.
The new kit could well be debuted as early as Saturday when the club plays against Austrian Side Rapid Vienna, which will be Antonio Conte’s first match since taking over as head coach at Stamford Bridge.
Online, the unveiling received mixed responses in which many described the new shirt as looking like “pyjamas” and “cheap sweaters”.
Having agreed upon terminating their contract with Adidas, Chelsea are expected to sign a new £60million-a-year deal with Nike before the 2017-18 season, double what they received from the German sportswear manufacturer.